Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Frustrating 9GAG Moment: Man City Fall before Man United in Manchester Derby

THE LATEST ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS – Wayne Rooney’s brace and Robin van Persie’s injury-time penalty lifted Manchester United above their staunch rival neighbours Manchester City 2-3 in Sunday’s Premier League action.

Touted for his lacklustre start this season, Rooney came out of the shadows to score twice for United during the first half. The striker’s significant contribution brought his league derby goals record to seven, equal to that of iconic forward Eric Cantona.

Yaya Toure proved pivotal for City’s resurgence in the second half, as the powerful midfielder converted after Carlos Tevez and David Silva failed to find the back of the net. Pablo Zabaleta levelled his side through a firing effort from 12 yards.

Come injury time, United sought to leave a footpr1nt in the derby by sending van Persie to take the free kick after Tevez’ unfair challenge on Rafael Da Silva. Keeper Joe Hart failed to clear the Dutch striker’s bottom-corner shot.

Photo credits:

Manchester City – Manchester United [Photograph]. (2012). Retrieved 10 December 2012, from <http://mbfootyfan.blogspot.com/2012/12/man-city-2-3-man-utd.html>


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