It was a frantic start for this derby game and City took advantage of some poor defending from United with a goal from Agüero. Milner picked up the run being made by Silva into the box, the Spaniard waited and drilled a pass across the front of goal to the feet of Agüero, who tapped it in for an easy goal. United quickly answered with a goal of there own, though. Ashely Young, with the help of a fortunate bounce, found the back of the net after making a great run into the box. What a thrilling start to the Manchester Derby, indeed.
United then took the lead about thirteen minutes later from a Fellaini header. Ashely Young sent a beautiful cross to the back post, and the Belgian took advantage of a favorable matchup with Clichy and headed the ball into the goal. The half began to die down after the three goals but both teams attack with vigor in the final five minutes of the half and each had a chance to score a goal. But, in the end, the half finished 2-1.
The first fifteen minutes were just as enthralling as the entire first half as both teams had solid chances to get a goal. City put some high pressure on the United defense out of desperation for an equalizer but United held firm. Juan Mata made it three after he was found by Rooney with acres of space to operate. The Spaniard tucked his shot home through the legs of Joe Hart.
The goals for United kept coming as more poor defending from set pieces for City gave Smalling and wide open header to make it 4-1 United. Agüero added to his tally in the final minutes of play but it was a consolation in another poor performance by City. A little history for Agüero, though, his 100th goal in a City uniform the quickest to do so. City's poor run of form continues and makes you question when it will end, sadly.
Minus that first twenty minutes it didn't look like City would do anything to get a goal, much like the previous games in this poor run of form. The lack of character being shown by this team is truly the most disappointing thing I am taking from this season.
On to the next match.