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MANCINI AND FERGUSON DERBY DATES

City 2 United 1

(Carling Cup semi-final first leg,

January 19, 2010)

Roberto Mancini had been at City for exactly a month when United visited the Etihad for Alex Ferguson's first meeting with the Italian. However, it was former United frontman Carlos Tevez who made the headlines. Ryan Giggs gave United the lead on 17 minutes, but a controversial penalty decision allowed Tevez to equalise. The Argentinian then headed in the winner from six yards.

United 3 City 1

(Carling Cup semi-final second leg, January 25, 2010)

Manchester City had Tevez to thank for very nearly taking the tie into extra time in the return leg at Old Trafford. Second-half goals from Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick gave Manchester United the lead but Tevez's audacious backheeled goal on 76 minutes took the tie to 3-3. Wayne Rooney popped up in stoppage time to power United into the final.

City 0 United 1

(Premier League, April 17, 2010)

City were looking to step up their claims for a top-four finish in the Premier League, but United's hunt for the title saw another nail-biting affair at the Etihad. Both sides missed golden chances to settle the game in normal time but it was Scholes who gave Ferguson's side the win with a stoppage-time header.

City 0 United 0

(Premier League, November 10, 2010)

Mancini's first full season in charge saw City once again vie for Champions League qualification. However, the first Manchester derby of the season was a dour affair at the Etihad, with both sides equal on chances but unable to find the finishing touch. Dimitar Berbatov provided some entertainment with an overhead kick but United extended their unbeaten start to 12 games.

United 2 City 1

(Premier League, February 12, 2011)

The return fixture of the 2011 season provided one of the most dramatic winners in Premier League history courtesy of Rooney. Nani had given United the lead before David Silva equalised for City. It was patience well rewarded for the United supporters on 78 minutes. Nani's cross from the right deflected off a City head and Rooney produced a superb overhead kick to beat Joe Hart.

City 1 United 0

(FA Cup semi-final, April 16, 2011)

It was Wembley's first Manchester derby that saw Mancini secure the chance for City's first major silverware since the 1976 League Cup. United wasted their early dominance and City recovered as Yaya Toure slotted home.

City 2 United 3

(Community Shield, August 7, 2011)

Two first-half goals from Joleon Lescott and Edin Dzeko had given City hope but United fought back through Chris Smalling and Nani, before the Portuguese scored late from close range.

United 1 City 6

(Premier League, October 23, 2011)

There were fireworks from Mario Balotelli as the Italian opened the scoring in United's worst home defeat since 1955. A second-half red card for United defender Johnny Evans opened the floodgates as Balotelli grabbed a second and Sergio Aguero added another. Darren Fletcher attempted a revival of sorts with a goal on 81 minutes, but Dzeko put paid to those hopes with a brace either side of Silva's 90th-minute goal, as City went five points clear.

City 2 UNITED 3

(FA Cup third round, January 8, 2012)

Holders City were knocked out of the FA Cup in another tempestuous affair. Kompany found himself sent off for a two-footed challenge not long after Rooney had put the visitors ahead. Danny Welbeck and Rooney then made it 3-0 by half-time, before Aleksandar Kolarov curled in a free-kick. Sergio Aguero's 65th-minute strike made for a tense finish, but United hung on.

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