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  • Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United: Rooney double, Kompany sent-off, Kolarov free-kick

    Manchester United's victory in the fierce fight Manchester City. At Etihad Stadium on Sunday (08/01/2012) night, the Red Devils struggled to beat 10-man The Citizens with 3-2.

    Although held in cages City, Manchester United actually capable of winning first game with the score 3-0 in the FA Cup third round. Two goals by Wayne Rooney and one from Danny Welbeck makes the 'Red Devils' winning a landslide at halftime.

    But Roberto Mancini's protégé showed excellent power struggle in the second round. Despite playing with 10 men after Vincent Kompany red-carded in the 12th minute, the City is able to minimize scoring two goals by Kolarov free kick and Sergio Aguero.

    This victory led Manchester United qualified for the round of 16. While the City is defending champion status must be willing to lose his title.

    The Game
    Although not confirmed some of the pillars of such, the City appears very dominant in the early minutes of the game. But instead they collapse first goal in the 10th minute.

    Getting feedback from the right side of the released Antonio Valencia, Rooney won the duel with many players in the forbidden box. Disundulnya ball that had hit the crossbar before getting into a guarded City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon.

    Only two minutes from the City goals emotion losing players. Considered a dangerous tackle when using two legs to block the rate Nani, Kompany thumbs straight red card by referee.

    Playing with 10 men, City have conceded again in minute 31 through the action of Danny Welbeck. Starting from Nani and Patrice Evra cooperation the left side of City's defense, the ball is kicked into the face of goal Evra wanderings after the defender hit the foot of The Citizens.

    In the position of the round leather flying through the air, Welbeck managed to win the struggle for the ball. First-time kick him to the right side to reach the goal keeper no Pantilimon. 2-0 to Manchester United.

    In the 40th minute Chelsea got his third goal. Goal was originated from the abuses committed against Welbeck Kolarov inside the forbidden box that makes the referee pointed to the penalty spot.

    Advanced as executor, had blocked goalkeeper kick Rooney Pantilimon. But the mental sphere of the incident could Rooney struck again with his head and directed into the goal.

    At the beginning of the second half City immediately stung, and the result is a goal scored by Aleksandar Kolarov on 48 minutes through the execution of free-kick. City gained a free kick following a violation that carried Patrice Evra on Micah Richard few yards in kick the penalty box.

    Forward as an executor, which is released Kolarov free kick glide swift into the near post and could not be driven Anders Lindegaard.

    Despite facing a team that just reinforced 10 men, Manchester United never managed to increase the number of his goal. The attack, which they broke up while trying to break into the penalty box. Precisely City which could then be re-missed out on 64 minutes.

    The second goal of this City initiated a mistake made Paul Scholes, a player who has just returned from retirement, when he was not inaccurate to send feedback of the throw-in. From the moment the ball had stolen James Milner.

    Milner then send feedback to the middle of the penalty box, where Aguero entered and fired horizontally. Despite these efforts successfully blocked Lindegaard, the goalkeeper could not catch the ball sticky. Aguero had grabbed it and fired into the goal.

    In the period of injury time, the City had a chance to force action can reply when a free kick in the face of the penalty box. Unfortunate for the host, Koralov advanced as executor, kick right leads to the Lindegaard. While from a corner kick in the final seconds dtik-, header failed to break down the wicket keeper Pantilimon MU.

    Final score 3-2 to the 'Red Devils'.

    Teams Line-up:

    Manchester City: Costel Pantilimon, Joleon Lescott, Vincent Kompany, Micah Richards, Aleksandar Kolarov, Nigel De Jong, James Milner, Samir Nasri (Owen Hargreaves '82), David Silva (Stefan Savic '46), Adam Johnson (Pablo Zabaleta '46) , Sergio Agero

    MU: Anders Lindegaard, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Antonio Valencia, Nani (Paul Scholes '59), Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck (Anderson '75)


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