28/01/2010 11:29, Report by Ben Hibbs
Gallery: Derby celebrations
United are no strangers to winning semi-finals and booking a place at Wembley, but when it's against your local rivals who claim to have intentions and the credentials to take your crown as the city's top dogs, it means that little bit more.
So it wasn't just the fans who were joyously celebrating after the final whistle at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Moments after Wayne Rooney had struck the winner in the Carling Cup semi-final second leg, the players were showing just how delighted they were too.
United's official club photographer got exclusive access to go behind the scenes in the home dressing room after the match and capture the lads celebrating setting up a Wembley appearance against Aston Villa next month - and doing it at City's expense.
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