Premier League : Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

 

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Sergio Leonel “Kun” Agüero del Castillo, Manchester City

Premier League : Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero scored the winner that delays Manchester United's claim to the 2012-2013 England Premier League title as noisy neighbors and rivals Manchester City won 2-1 to close the gap to 12 points.

City does not believe they could win the Premier League this season but played with pride as they gained three points to move further ahead of Chelsea and Spurs with a victory at Old Trafford.

United remain the favorite to claim the Premiership title for the 20th time.

Substitute Sergio Aguero scored the winner 12 minutes from time that gave City their second successive victory at Old Trafford.

James Milner opened the scoring for City early in the second half before an own goal from City captain Vincent Kompany put United level.

Eight players were cautioned during the competitive clash that was United first defeat in 18 league games.

Wayne Rooney was back in United's attack after recovering from the groin injury that kept him out of the FA Cup defeat at Chelsea. Rooney was booked for a two-footed lunge at Milner, and  Kompany was shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Ashley Young.

City took the lead six minutes after the break when Milner's low 20-yard shot glanced off Jones to beat David de Gea. Eight minutes later a header ricocheted in off the back of Kompany for an own goal that leveled the score.

Mancini brought in Aguero for Samir Nasri. Kun flashed adrive high past De Gea.

City's win was only their third success at Old Trafford since 1974. Last season City won the derby 6-1.

Squads

Man Utd: De Gea, Da Silva, Ferdinand, Jones, Evra, Young, Carrick, Giggs, Welbeck, Rooney, van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Valencia, Hernandez, Nani, Cleverley, Kagawa, Buttner.

Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Nastasic, Kompany, Clichy, Barry, Toure, Milner, Nasri, Silva, Tevez. Subs: Pantilimon, Lescott, Dzeko, Kolarov, Javi Garcia, Aguero, Toure.

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