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30 APRIL 2012, ETIHAD STADIUM Attendance: 47,259

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25Hart
5Zabaleta
6Lescott
4Kompanyyellow cardgoal
22Clichy
21Silvasub2
42Toureyellow card
18Barry
19Nasrisub7
32Tevezsub34
16Aguero
Subs:
30Pantilimon
2Richardssub21
7Milnersub19
13Kolarov
34De Jongsub32yellow card
45Balotelli
10Dzeko
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1De Gea
5Ferdinand
4Jonesyellow card
12Smalling
3Evra
17Nanisub18
16Carrickyellow card
22Scholessub7
11Giggs
7Parksub19
10Rooney
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40Amos
2Rafael
7Valenciasub22
18Youngsub17
9Berbatov
14Hernandez
19Welbecksub7

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Ji-sung Park: A surprise choice in midfield after so long on the sidelines and he inevitably had to work hard to keep up with the pace of the game. Nonetheless, he tried to shut Toure down in midfield and made his fair share of tackles. Had a rare sight of goal for United when blazing over a Nani corner in the first half.

Michael Carrick: Probably United's best perfomer on the night. Had an early shout for a penalty when Kompany appeared to block his effort with a hand and made some smart passes forward to Wayne Rooney. Hustled the Blues impressively and made a number of top-quality challenges. A foul on Barry was less well timed and he was booked.

Paul Scholes: Classy and crafty as ever in midfield, playing short passes around as though it comes naturally when everyone is moving at 100 miles per hour around him. When he came off, the Reds lost a creative spark but he understandably tired when having to deal with City's energetic midfielders. Showed his fire by squaring up to Toure at one point, even though the Ivorian is virtually twice his size.

Ryan Giggs: Stuck his foot in early on to try and set the tone and made a series of incisive tackles. There was one moment when time appeared to stand still when he allowed the ball to drop onto his foot and then played it forward nonchalantly with everybody expecting a backpass. A corner was touched behind by Joe Hart in one of the City keeper's few interventions and he played a fine ball down the line to Evra.

Nani: A couple of heavy touches early on betrayed some nerves and he was unable to get at Clichy as he has done in the past. A shot was high and wide and he conceded a few free-kicks due to frustration. Switched wings but got little joy out of Zabaleta either and he was replaced. Always asked to

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