Man United   1

Kompany (OG 59)

Man City   2

Milner (51), Aguero (78)

Monday 8 April Old Trafford | Attendance: 75,498

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1De Gea
2Rafaelyellow card
5Ferdinand
4Jones
3Evra
18Youngsub26
16Carrick
11Giggs
19Welbecksub7
10Rooneyyellow cardsub14
20van Persie
Subs:
13Lindegaard
7Valenciasub19yellow card
28Buttner
23Cleverley
26Kagawasub18
17Nani
14Hernandezsub10
Man City
25Hart
5Zabaletayellow card
4Kompanyyellow cardgoal
33Nastasic
22Clichy
18Barryyellow card
42Toure
7Milnergoal
21Silvayellow cardsub6
19Nasrisub16
32Tevezyellow cardsub14
Subs:
30Pantilimon
6Lescottsub21
10Dzeko
13Kolarov
14Garciasub32
16Aguerosub19goal
28Toure

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08/04/2013 22:00, Report by Ben Hibbs
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United may have lost this bout between Manchester’s heavyweights - but with a 12-point advantage and just seven games remaining, the Reds still remain on track to win the battle overall and reclaim the title from City.

That's the overriding positive after goals from James Milner and Sergio Aguero, before and after a Vincent Kompany own goal, gave victory on the night to the Blues.

The matchday programme billed it as a ‘Game of Thrones’ – last season’s champions against this year’s most convincing pursuant of the title - and yet on the night no team would be de-throned, no crown bestowed upon this season’s champions. Not yet. That said, even with a robust 15-point advantage going into this fixture allowing room to manoeuvre, this was a match United desperately wanted to win as an assertion of dominance. The Reds will have to ensure the league table, a much better barometer, does that come the end of the season.

Neither Nemanja Vidic nor Jonny Evans, both nursing niggles, were included in Sir Alex’s starting eleven or named among the substitutes, and so Rio Ferdinand and Phil Jones were paired in central defence for the first time since January 2012 against Newcastle, a game United lost 3-0. But leading up to the derby Sir Alex extolled his faith in the qualities of young defender Jones, who has excelled this season and is destined to take up a role in the heart of the back four. He certainly didn't let anyone down and had a heavy hand in forcing Kompany to turn the ball into his own net.

In front of the defence, Michael Carrick and Ryan Giggs, who started his 37th Manchester derby, were the deep-lying midfielders, while Ashley Young,

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