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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Man United
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 1 Man City 2

United’s players looked despondent walking back to the centre circle but within eight minutes the Reds had levelled and the game’s complexion appeared to alter. Referee Dean awarded a free-kick on the right flank for Yaya Toure’s challenge on Rafael and van Persie’s incisive, inviting centre was bundled over the line as Jones challenged Kompany in the air. Jones, inexplicably given his undoubted potential, is the butt of City fans’ transfer triumphalism and his celebrations – and performance in general – hinted at someone who feels he has a point to prove. He doesn't, but his display was noteworthy even if the goal is certain to be marked down as Kompany's.

The goal lifted the Old Trafford crowd and inspired a confident, more positive approach from Sir Alex’s team, but just as United seemed to be taking assertive control of the match, City struck again on 78 minutes when substitute Aguero evaded four red shirts and beat De Gea at his near post with a shot high into the roof of the net.

United could not conjure a response as had been the case after City first found the net, and even now with a 12-point advantage over the Blues there is still hard work to be done to deliver title number 20. However, this setback - a first league defeat since November - should galvanise the Reds to strive to finish the job.

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