Posts Tagged With 'Manchester City'

Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City: A tactical breakdown

Posted on March 26, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Manchester City, Match Reports, Premier League   2 Comments »
Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City: A tactical breakdown

Edin Dzeko scored early in both halves, to kill the game off as a contest.

Manchester United continued their wretched run against the top teams in the Premier League this season, capitulating to a 3-0 defeat at home to local rivals Manchester City. The Blues led after forty-three seconds and, despite United looking vaguely competitive for around thirty minutes before half-time, their lead was never in danger, and they coasted through the second half after Dzeko scored an easy second goal from a corner. Yaya Toure emphasised the visitors’ total superiority by angling a third past a helpless De Gea shortly before full-time. In today’s Talking Points, we break down the tactics employed by David Moyes that led to the club’s latest embarrassment.

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Manchester City away: A view from the stands

Posted on March 25, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Guest Writer, Man United, Manchester City, Premier League   1 Comment »
Manchester City away: A view from the stands
Manchester United win at Manchester City
Manchester United won 3-2 at Manchester City last season with a last minute Robin van Persie goal

Guest Author: Darren Richman

As we prepare for the visit of City this evening, I thought it was an apt moment to reflect on United’s last win against their cross-town rivals. I had not originally intended to write a piece about my trip to Eastlands that December but, given the way the day unfolded, it would have been remiss if I did not. In the week that saw the launch of a book in which I wrote a chapter about the best day of my life (26/5/99 of course, buy it at http://www.deepestredbook.com/), that trip to the Etihad was almost certainly the greatest away day I have experienced. Setting aside Moscow (since it wasn’t, strictly speaking, an away day) and the Cantona kung-fu kick (since it wasn’t, strictly speaking, great – we drew 1-1), there are only two other genuine contenders. Beckham from the halfway line at Wimbledon and the Spurs 5-3 were both obviously great moments but context is all and City are City. This was the zenith.

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Manchester United vs. Manchester City: View from the opposition

Posted on March 24, 2014  by El Rob  in El Rob, Man United, Manchester City, Match Previews, Premier League   1 Comment »
Manchester United vs. Manchester City: View from the opposition
Yaya Toure out muscles Fellaini
Fellaini experienced his first Manchester derby in September, as Yaya Touré bossed things at the Etihad.

Manchester United take on local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Tuesday, in a match that will hold massive significance for both sides, though for potentially different reasons. With little else in the league to play for, United will want to keep building the momentum built by their last two wins on the trot – a rarity this season – and to gain some measure of revenge for the 4-1 shellacking received at the Etihad in September. David Moyes will want to see an better performance than United’s last home game – a soul-crushing 3-0 reverse against Liverpool.

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Man City 4-1 Man United: new (United) manager, same midfield problem

Posted on September 22, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Manchester City, Match Reports, Premier League   16 Comments »
Man City 4-1 Man United: new (United) manager, same midfield problem

Manchester United are humbled 4-1 away at Manchester City

Author: Doron

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United’s tricky start to the season continued with a short trip to rivals Manchester City. There was a blow before kick off with the confirmation that van Persie had a minor groin injury and so he was replaced by the fit again Welbeck and Young came in for Kagawa. City made one change from their midweek win as Negredo replaced Dzeko. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Manchester City vs. Manchester United preview – Moyes blessed with options

Posted on September 22, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Man United, Manchester City, Match Previews, Premier League   9 Comments »
Manchester City vs. Manchester United preview - Moyes blessed with options

Wayne Rooney celebrates for Manchester United against Manchester City

The domestic season is only four games old but United will take part in the third ‘big game’ of the season on Sunday away to Man City. Both sides have new managers, seven points and played in encouraging midweek victories in the Champions League. Infamously this fixture was won late on last season and although it’s unlikely to match that game for drama, it’s bound to be an intriguing battle with bragging rights at stake.

We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Man United 1-2 Man City: Fergie too reactive and Phil fills in well

Posted on April 09, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Manchester City, Match Reports, Premier League   25 Comments »
Man United 1-2 Man City: Fergie too reactive and Phil fills in well
A dejected Alex Ferguson walks off
Sir Alex Ferguson walks off after Manchester United lose 2-1 to Manchester City

Author: Doron

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City at home. The last hurrah of an increasingly forgettable season (yes, I know that seems an odd thing to say). With the gap at 15 points before kick off, it was a chance to finish the title race once and for all as well as put the boot into the neighbours and win with some style and confidence. For City, a dream had to be kept alive and they too had pride and bragging rights to play for, particularly after how the game at their place ended. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United vs. Manchester City match preview & line up

Posted on April 07, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Manchester City, Match Previews, Premier League   10 Comments »
Manchester United vs. Manchester City match preview & line up
Rooney vs City
Wayne Rooney scores spectacularly against Manchester City for Manchester United in February 2011

Author: Sleepy Nik & Stretford_End

Manchester United welcome Manchester City to Old Trafford on Monday evening, with the visitors trailing the league leaders by 15 points with eight games left to play. United beat City 3-2 back in December following a last gasp Robin van Persie freekick, and have only dropped four points since. Manchester City have lost on their travels away at Southampton and Everton – but will be hoping to halt United’s assault on capturing a twentieth league title. Here we discuss the 165th Manchester derby match preview and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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It’ll be important to play The United Way on Monday

Posted on April 05, 2013  by Herzogs Child  in Herzog's Child, Man United, Manchester City   6 Comments »
It'll be important to play The United Way on Monday

Michael Carrick and Yaya Toure do battle in Manchester United vs. Manchester City from last season.

Author: Herzog’s Child

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Writing in the late 60s in his introduction to “The Football Man,” the late Arthur Hopcraft rightly asserted that, in terms of what it does to people, football has no equal in sport. Attempting to define its magnetism and enduring allure, he also noted that something so deeply woven into the fabric of society could not ever be regarded as merely a “game.” With a focus on the most common sentiment uttered by those who have no passion for it, Hopcraft went on to say that “no player, manager, or fan who understands football, either through his intellect or his nerve-ends, ever repeats that piece of nonsense trotted out by the fearful every now and again which pleads ‘After all, it’s only a game.’” Like any devotee, he recognised that football – with its dramatics, celebrations and crises, tribalism and triumphs – was something more that what it appears to be on the surface. It is something altogether deeper. Any supporter who has experienced the deflation of defeat or the euphoria of victory will testify that football is an assault on the nervous system. Any observer who has bore witness to the winger in flight, the toe-controlled 50-yard pass, or the simplicity of a killer through-ball will declare it is also a form of art. The reason why so many are compelled by it is because a combination of both creates a ceaseless obsession, a snare no one can wrangle free from. Next Monday night will once more serve as a reminder of how this is undoubtedly true.

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Man City 2-3 Man United: perfect tactics, superb performers, and a six point gap

Posted on December 10, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Doron, Man United, Manchester City, Match Reports, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   5 Comments »
Man City 2-3 Man United: perfect tactics, superb performers, and a six point gap
Manchester United celebrate in front of the United fans after Robin van Persie’s goal

Author: Sleepy Nik and Doron

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It wasn’t just to be any old derby match – United’s visit to City would hold huge value to the fans after last season’s goings on. Even going into the game the signs were that a result would be big heading into the busy Christmas period – United held a three point lead over City but the blues were unbeaten in the league and had a very impressive record at home. Ferguson was able to call on Cleverley and Valencia who had both been doubts whilst City had Silva fit and Mancini opted for Balotelli over Tevez. Here we discuss the talking points of the game and welcome contributions from both sets of fans.

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Man City vs. Man United preview, lineups, tactics and opposition view

Posted on December 09, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Manchester City, Match Previews, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   3 Comments »
Man City vs. Man United preview, lineups, tactics and opposition view

Vincent Kompany scores for Manchester City against Manchester United at Eastlands

Authors: Sleepy Nik and Doron

Manchester United travel to Eastlands this afternoon attempting to maintain top spot in the Premier League whilst also trying to avenge the 1-0 defeat from last season, which put United’s neighbours in pole position in their quest for the title. This will be the 164th meeting between the two clubs and 147th clash in the league. United go into the game after a roller coaster of a game against Reading last weekend, whilst City dropped two points at home against Everton. Sir Alex Ferguson has already started the mind games, questioning the amount of penalties Manchester City have had at home, whilst Roberto Mancini struck back with ‘swimming’ comparisons with Ashley Young (in reference to the winger’s tumble against QPR last season). Here we discuss the match preview, lineups and injury news.

We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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