Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United: Premier League as It Happened
Goals: 16', 29' Rooney, 90' van Persie (Man Utd), 61' Y. Toure, 86' Zabaleta (Man City)
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Barry, Nasri, Y Toure, Silva, Balotelli, Aguero.
Manchester United: de Gea, Rafael, Evans, Ferdinand, Evra, Carrick, Cleverley, Valencia, Young, Rooney, van Persie.
In a furious game, Manchester United completed an unlikely victory at the death to extend their lead at the summit of the Premier League table to six points.
Two first half Wayne Rooney goals were overturned by Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta, but Robin van Persie's deflected injury time free kick earned his side a priceless win.
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90+6'- The final whistle blows and Manchester United have won a game in Hollywood style in front of a watching Tom Cruise.
They celebrate in front of their fans as boos ring out at the Etihad.
90+4'- A bloody Rio Ferdinand recieves instant treatment as police have to come onto the pitch to remove a pitch invader.
90+2'- GOAL UNITED!
Unbelievable, just unbelievable at the Etihad as Manchester United score what looks to be a thrilling winner.
Robin van Persie is the hero for the away side as his deflected free kick sends Sir Alex Ferguson into leaping celebrations on the sidelines.
Rio Ferdinand hit by an object during the celebrations as the police move into the crowd.
90'- David Silva shoots low and hard from an angle, but David de Gea is equal to the effort.
City look the team most likely to grab a winner in the four minutes of stoppage time, but you just never know with these two teams.
88'- City press for a third as Zabaleta's low cross is cleared by Rio Ferdinand.
Danny Welbeck is on for Tom Cleverley as United look to ease the immense pressure their rivals are putting on them at present.
86'- GOAL CITY!
It's Pablo Zabaleta who levels things in front of a delerious home crowd. Carlos Tevez's corner finds the full-back on the edge of the area, and he rifles home through a busy crowd of players.
Manchester City 2-2 Manchester United
84'- Manchester United pass it around the perimeter of their opponents' penalty area, but Tom Cleverley eventually gives the ball away with a misplaced pass.
Goal scorer Yaya Toure makes way for Dzeko, who will look to replicate his previous late game heroics today.
82'- Antonio Valencia beats Gael Clichy down the right flank, but cramp foils his attempts to cross the defender recovers to clear.
Super sub Edin Dzeko looks to be coming on for City in the waning moments of the game.
80'- Unbelievable moment as David Silva's point blank effort strikes the crossbar. Replays show David de Gea's shoulder kept the Spaniard's effort out, so unlucky for City.
It's all Action Jackson at the Etihad as City prepare ten minutes of barnstorming attacking football.
79'- Wayne Rooney lays off to Tom Cleverley who delivers a perfect ball in to Robin van Persie. The Dutchman can't head on target though.
77'- Robin van Persie turns neatly on the edge of the City penalty area, lays it off to Antonio Valencia, but the Ecuadorian winger fails to get his cross off on his weaker left foot and the chance is gone.
Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United
75'- Yaya Toure delivers his free kick towards his brother in the United box, but Kolo is flagged for offside as he lunges towards the cross.
Yaya is then booked for a charge on the slightly less physical Tom Cleverley. Time ticks away for the home side.
73'- Both Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young fail to beat their man one-on-one and promising Manchester United attack breaks down.
Wayne Rooney is then booked for a lunging tackle on Yaya Toure.
70'- Wayne Rooney swings in a terrific corner that picks out Evra in acres of space. The full-back can't get enough purchase on the ball though to head on target.
Furous end-to-end stuff at the Etihad at the moment as Carlos Tevez is manhandled well by a retreating Chris Smalling.
68'- Carlos Tevez breaks into the Manchester United penalty area, but is initially squeezed out of shooting by a retreating Patrice Evra. The forward's eventual effort is well saved by de Gea.
Excellent defending there from the much maligned Frenchman. Did well not to give away a penalty.
67'- The game pauses for a moment as Rafael requires treatment for a knock. Not a good day injury-wise for the United backline so far today.
65'- Patrice Evra takes on Clichy and is felled within the box, but the referee waves play on. Both sides have had penalty appeals waved away today, none of which obvious.
Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United
63'- Game on at the Etihad as Wayne Rooney fails to win a free-kick deep in the City half.
All of a sudden, Manchester United have come back to life, and are back in the market for a much needed third goal. Will be hard to keep out a rampant City attack at this rate.
61'- GOAL CITY!
Back down the other end and Manchester City are level!
David de Gea makes two stunning saves at the feet of Samir Nasri and Carlos Tevez, but the ball rolls out to Yaya Toure and the Ivorian finishes comfortably into the bottom corner.
60'- Manchester United have the ball in the back of Joe Hart's net, but the linesman's flag is raised for offside.
Robin van Persie's effort came back off the post, but Ashley Young's scrambled finish was deemed offside.
58'- Sergio Aguero opens his body up and curls a decent shot towards the top corner of de Gea's goal. The ball sails over though. Better from City.
Manchester City 0-2 Manchester United
57'- Antonio Valencia tries to tear down the right wing, but his control lets him down and the ball runs out for a City throw.
Manchester United have perhaps had three meaningful attacks so far today, two of which resulted in goals.
55'- Chris Smalling straight into the action as he cuts out a pass at the feet of Carlos Tevez.
Meanwhile, Samir Nasri is booked for complaining about a rather dubious offside call. First booking of the game, not for a tackle though.
53'- Mario Balotelli does make way for Carlos Tevez and is blanked by Mancini on the sidelines. Straight down the tunnel for the Italian striker.
Some would have said the decision to start Balotelli over Tevez today was a baffling one by Mancini, I'll plead the fifth.
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