Manchester derby ends in dull draw

Bragging rights in Manchester are still up for grabs after a disappointing scoreless draw between City and United at the City of Manchester Stadium.
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Bragging rights in Manchester are still up for grabs after a disappointing scoreless draw between City and United at the City of Manchester Stadium.

Manchester City and Manchester United cancelled each other out as the post match comments and build-up proved more entertaining than the actual ninety minutes.

Neither keeper was particularly troubled and considering both outfits are in the top four the quality of football was not up to par.

City's best effort came before the break when Carlos Tevez saw his 25-yard free-kick saved by Edwin van der Sar.

For the visitor’s Dimitar Berbatov volleyed acrobatically at Joe Hart, but both sides seemed happy to settle for a point.

Referee: Chris Foy

Venue: City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,679

Man City scorers:
Man Utd scorers:

MAN CITY
25 Hart
04 Kompany
05 Zabaleta
17 Boateng (Kolarov 80)
28 Kolo Toure
07 Milner (A Johnson 73)
18 Barry
21 Silva
34 De Jong
42 Yaya Toure
32 Tevez (Adebayor 90+4)

Substitutes
01 Given,
02 Richards,
13 Kolarov,
19 Lescott,
11 A Johnson,
24 Vieira,
09 Adebayor

MAN UTD
01 Van der Sar
03 Evra (O'Shea 68)
05 Ferdinand
15 Vidic
21 Rafael Da Silva (Brown (49yellow card)
13 Park Ji-Sung
16 Carrick
17 Nani
18 Scholes (yellow card)
24 Fletcher
09 Berbatov (Hernandez 78)

Substitutes
40 Amos,
06 Brown,
12 Smalling,
22 O'Shea,
28 Gibson,
14 Hernandez,
26 Obertan

 
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