Three memorable Manchester United vs Manchester City matches of all time

Manchester United and Manchester City will square off with each other in November this year. The Red Devils have enjoyed a very successful summer transfer window, having signed Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo. While Pep Guardiola’s side have added Jack Grealish to their amazing squad that is the envy of the world. Punters can enjoy this match with Bet365 bonus to spice up the sporting experience.

1. Manchester City 6 Manchester United 1 (2011)

Manchester United dominated the Premier League for a long time when Sir Alex Ferguson was at the helm of affairs. Winning the league title was the most normal thing for the Red Devils. And they used to be just as dominant in the derby matches, with their rival Manchester City often having to suffer humiliation.

However, the Abu Dhabi United Group’s takeover in 2008 changed everything. With the support of the wealthy owners, the club could now afford to bring in some of the best talents from around the world. Within a few years, they became a formidable side and started challenging the domestic dominance of their Manchester rivals.

One of their most memorable matches for them after the takeover came at the Theatre of Dreams in October 2011. The Sky Blues stunned the home side with a phenomenal performance. After scoring only one goal in the first half through Mario Balotelli, the Citizens burst into life after the interval and destroyed their opponents in what was one of the most one-sided halves.

Balotelli grabbed his second strike of the match before Sergio Aguero also earned his name on the scoresheet. For a brief period, Manchester United threatened to make a comeback when Darren Fletcher reduced the deficit with a superb goal. However, any hopes for the Red Devils in the game ended when Edin Dzeko added two quick goals to make it an emphatic scoreline. David Silva also contributed a goal in what was one of the biggest victories for City over their rivals in the Premier League era.

2. Manchester City 3 Manchester United 4 (2009)

Manchester City had a very busy summer in 2009. They spent over £100 million to sign some of the hugely talented players, including Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Joleon Lescott. However, despite spending such a hefty sum in the transfer market, the Citizens failed to triumph in the Manchester derby.

The two sides provided a thrilling contest, with United scoring thrice only to be pegged back each time before their dramatic victory in stoppage time.

Wayne Rooney grabbed the opener very early in the game for United but their advantage was neutralised soon by Gareth Barry. Darren Fletcher restored the lead for his side before Craig Bellamy popped with the equaliser. The frustration for the home side increased when Fletcher’s second goal was also cancelled out by the Welsh forward. However, they couldn’t contain their happiness when Michael Owen smashed the winning goal for the Red Devils when merely seconds remained in the game.

3. Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3 (2018)

Manchester City were unstoppable during the 2017-18 season. They were ruthlessly destroying one opponent after another and had decided the fate of the Premier League title a long time ago. However, they suffered a defeat at the Etihad when Manchester United visited them in April 2018.

The first half was heavily in the favour of City who struck two goals through Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan. But Jose Mourinho’s side were not so meek after the interval as they launched a strong comeback in the second half. Paul Pogba fired two quick goals to restore parity before Chris Smalling, one of the tallest soccer players at Manchester United, popped up with the winning goal to make himself an unlikely derby hero.