The Manchester Derby: The Good and The Bad - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Manchester derby produced a high volume of talking points, some good and some not so good. Manchester United secured a dramatic 3-2 win and are now favourites for the Premier League title with a six point cushion.
One of the key points to come out of the match involved Rio Ferdinand. Ferdinand was hit by an object thrown by a Manchester City supporter as he celebrated United’s winner. It caused a huge cut just above his left eye.
This was not the end of the matter as a City supporter ran onto the field to confront Ferdinand and was only stopped by the instinct of City goalkeeper Joe Hart. City have since apologised but it has highlighted some basic problems in their crowd control ability.
Add to this the appalling scenes of United players being pelted with coins during the celebrations and the fact that one city fan was arrested for trying to start a racist chant and the champions don’t come out of ...