Twitter Reacts to Manchester City's Derby Destruction of Manchester United

Ben BlackmoreFeatured ColumnistMarch 25, 2014

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, left, celebrates after scoring his second goal against Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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It was another home game, another embarrassment for Manchester United on Tuesday, as neighbours City waltzed out of Old Trafford with three goals and three points.

Just as Liverpool did nine days previously, City dominated the reigning champions in a 3-0 battering, leaving United fans to taste yet more heartache at the hands of their fiercest rivals.

The world of social media is an unforgiving one at such times, and United got little sympathy throughout the 90 minutes.

It started less than a minute into the contest, when Edin Dzeko set a new record at the Theatre of Dreams:

It was the nightmare start for Moyes, who has had little to celebrate or boast about all season: 

Moyes has become the comedy figure of the 2013-14 campaign and wasn't spared in the early exchanges at Old Trafford:

If Moyes was being afforded no let-off, Marouane Fellaini certainly was for this blatant elbow on Pablo Zabaleta:

Fellaini endured a dire night in the United midfield, completely outclassed by Yaya Toure and Fernandinho, and he came in for fierce criticism from the Times' Oliver Kay and Sky Sports' Paul Higham:

Stuart Brennan of Manchester Evening News suggested a red card might actually have helped United's cause:

Every player reaches a tipping point, and it seems Fellaini's came under the bright lights of Old Trafford, where he has managed to hide for most of the season:

Another underperforming player for United, Tom Cleverley, endured another anonymous night, which was noted by Phil McNulty of BBC Sport: 

Inevitably, Dzeko made it 2-0 with a second-half strike from a corner. Neither the identity of the goalscorer or style of goal should have surprised United:

City were cruising, and their fans began to dish out the abuse not only to Moyes but to the man who picked him, Sir Alex Ferguson:

Wayne Rooney, straining every sinew to justify his £300,000-per-week wages, gave more than most for the United cause, but the bar was extremely low on another dire night for the Red Devils:

Toure completed United's misery with the third goal:

The result sees City firmly in the driving seat for the title, still holding two games in hand over leaders Chelsea:

For Moyes and United, more unwanted records have been set:

However, there was one consolation for United fans...