Top 5: Manchester United vs Manchester City
As Manchester United and Manchester City face off in an a probable title decider on Monday, we take a look at the top five encounters that these two rival clubs have had over the years.
The Manchester rivals have had many interesting duels over the years. The overall head to head record definitely tilts in the favour of Manchester United who have had 67 wins. City have managed to grab 44 victories while there have been 50 drawn games. (AFP Photo)
27/04/74:MANCHESTER UNITED 0 MANCHESTER CITY 1
It was not Denis Law's cheeky backheel against his former club that pushed Manchester United out of the League as popularly believed. Instead United were on their way no matter what the outcome of this match was.
(Denis Law playing for Manchester United as seen in the image here) (AFP Photo)
23/09/89: MANCHESTER CITY 5 MANCHESTER UNITED 1
Alex Ferguson was still en route to build United into a force that it is now and this defeat surely was a huge setback for the Manager at the time. City raced to a 3-0 lead in the first half and there was no looking back henceforth. (AFP Photo)
21/09/09: MANCHESTER UNITED 4 MANCHESTER CITY 3
Carlos Tevez was facing United for the first time after his much hyped move to Manchester City. Rooney and Gareth Barry scored a goal each while Fletcher and Bellamy scored a brace. It was Owen's controversial late goal that sealed it for United. (AFP Photo)
16/04/11: MANCHESTER CITY 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 0
This was to be City's year in FA Cup as they ended their 35-year trophy drought. Yaya Toure scored in the 52nd minute to take City into the finals at Wembley against Stoke which they won 1-0. (AFP Photo)
23/10/11: MANCHESTER UNITED 1 MANCHESTER CITY 6
As Sir Alex pointed out after the match, it probably was United's worst ever day. City were 1-0 up at the break but Johnny Evans eviction gave City the belief to go all out. A brace from Balotelli and Dzeko while one goal each from Aguero and Silva shredded United to pieces. (AFP Photo)