Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 9/22/13
A magnificent Manchester City display earned them a 4-1 derby-day home win over Manchester United on Sunday, and second spot in the Premier League . The champions were comprehensively outplayed and beaten by their rivals at the Etihad Stadium, with Sergio Aguero netting twice either side of a Yaya Toure goal before Samir Nasri also got in on the act. Wayne Rooney's fantastic free-kick in the 87th minute made him the top scorer in Manchester derbies with 11 goals, but it was scant consolation for David Moyes' men. City are two points behind leaders Arsenal after five games played, and three above United who languish in ninth in the early table. The visitors were missing Robin van Persie due to a groin strain, although David Moyes is hopeful the injury will only keep the Dutchman out for one match. Danny Welbeck and Ashley Young started against City, with Shinji Kagawa benched. Manuel Pellegrini preferred Alvaro Negredo to Edin Dzeko in attack. The physical style of Negredo and C...
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