Man City 2-1 Man United

Football - Manchester City v Manchester United Carling Cup Semi Final First Leg
I don’t really know where to start with Man United’s 2-1 loss to Man City last night. City were outplayed on their own ground and were only let back into the game because of a dodgy penalty. Saying that it was a dodgy penalty is probably an understatement, it wasn’t a penalty.

To make things worse, it was Carlos Tevez who scored both goals. If the celebrations after both goals weren’t provocation towards the Man United fans, I don’t know what is. Tevez can try and provoke the Man United fans all he wants, we know who the better team is and that has been proven over the years. Man United either didn’t want to buy him or couldn’t afford him, to be honest, now I am glad that we didn’t waste £25 million on him.

I don’t normally moan about referee’s but Mike Dean was very disappointing last night. Man United players were booked for nothing but when Tevez went in with his foot high he got nothing. It took most of the game for Dean to show a City player a yellow cards when they blatantly should have had them earlier on.

What angers me the most about the referee’s performance was the penalty. There was a foul by Rafael outside the box and it wasn’t just outside, it was way outside. I couldn’t believe it when Dean pointed to the spot and I still can’t believe he did.

Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra really impressed me last night. It was a massive derby game and those two showed their passion. Edwin Van Der Sar didn’t have the best of games but he did pull off a few good saves. Jonny Evans and Wes Brown didn’t really have much to do at the back so they didn’t stand out. I wouldn’t say that any Man United player had a really bad game and that makes the loss even more frustrating.

The stats at the end of the game showed that United had 58% of the possession. We also had nine shots on target compared to City’s five.

Football - Manchester City v Manchester United Carling Cup Semi Final First Leg

I am not saying that Man United were fantastic, they weren’t but United fans shouldn’t worry about the second leg. If we play the same way we did last night, then we will win.

By the time next week comes around, United should have Nemanja Vidic and Dimitar Berbatov back, there is also a possibility that Rio Ferdinand could be fit. If I were a Man City fan, I would be worrying. They got lucky last night.

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