The Manchester Derby: United’s Famous Wins


English football clubs stand atop the football world, not just in terms of quality, but in terms of following and popularity. Certain clubs have developed rivalries that lasts through the decades. One such rivalry, is the Manchester Derby. England’s most popular team, Manchester United, have had a bitter and long-standing rivalry with the team that have been dominating the English Premier League in the past decade, Manchester City.

The Teams

Manchester United, undoubtedly, have accomplished more throughout its history, holding the record for most trophies by an English team, and having won the English Premier League more than any other club. They are also the darling of the football betting world, as you can see by clicking here.

On the other hand, Manchester City have been a lot more successful in the Derby in the past few years. In fact, the last three matches played between the two clubs have resulted in a victory for Manchester City. Let us take a look at a few times when Manchester United took a win in the Derby.

April 2018: Man City 2 – 3 Man Utd

The most recent game on our list, held during the 2017/18 Premier League, saw the two rivals go head-to-head in one of the biggest matches of the season. Many believed that Man City would take the win, as they held possession of the game for most of the match, and attempted a lot more shots over the course of the game.

However, under the management of Jose Mourinho, Man United bounced back from two goals down to earn all three points on enemy territory. Paul Pogba scored two goals to draw us level and then Smalling scored the winning goal.

September 2009: Man Utd 4 – 3 Man City

In the 2009/10 Premier League, Manchester United scored the first goal in the 2nd minute of the match but soon, City equalized and the game went into half time 1-1. In the second half, Fletcher scored for the Red Devils in the 49th but minutes later Bellay equalized for the Sky Blues.

We took the lead for the third time in the 80th minute but once again, Bellamy scored a sublime solo goal to get City level. However, late injury time, Michael Owen scored one of the most famous goals at Stretford End to earn the victory for Ferguson’s men.

November 1993: Man City 2 – 3 Man Utd

In this contest, Manchester City went into the break with a two goal lead thanks to a brace from Niall Quinn.

However, Eric Cantona inspired United side bounce back. The Frenchman netted a brace to equalize and then later on in the 87th minute, Roy Keane scored the winning goal against the Sky Blues in their own backyard.

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