Barclays Premiership, 9 December 2006
Old Trafford. Attendance: 75,858
(Rooney 6, Saha 45, Ronaldo 84)
United: Van der Sar; G Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Heinze; Ronaldo, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs; Rooney, Saha (O'Shea,66).
Unused subs: Kuszczak, Silvestre, Fletcher, Solskjaer
United stretched their lead at the top of the table to nine points after a hard-fought victory over City at Old Trafford.
Wayne Rooney slotted home after just six minutes after being set up by Cristiano Ronaldo, before Louis Saha doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time.
The visitors were handed a lifeline on 72 minutes when Hatem Trabelsi fired past Edwin van der Sar, but Ronaldo made sure of the victory six minutes from time when he volleyed home from five yards. City's misery was compounded by the dismissal of Bernardo Corradi who picked up a second yellow for diving in the area.
The Reds would later go on to be crowned champions for the first time since 2003.