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Manchester United took a measure of revenge on neighbor Manchester City on Sunday by knocking the defending champion out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory marked by Paul Scholes coming out of retirement.
Wayne Rooney headed in two goals either side of Danny Welbeck's volley in a dominant first-half in the third round match, which saw City Vincent Kompany sent off for fouling Nani in the 12th minute.
But the hosts, which humiliated United with a 6-1 league victory at Old Trafford this year and beat their rival in last year's FA Cup semifinals, staged a second-half comeback with Aleksandar Kolarov and Sergio Aguero scoring to ensure a nervy end for the visitors.
The 37-year-old Scholes came out of retirement on Sunday morning and replaced Nani in the second half, but gave away the ball that led to Aguero's 65th minute-goal.
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Wayne Rooney insists he wants to remain at Manchester United for "a long time" after scoring twice in a thrilling 3-2 FA Cup win at Manchester City.
Rooney scored either side of a Danny Welbeck strike as United led 3-0 at half-time, City having had captain Vincent Kompany sent off.
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The Football Association confirmed on Monday afternoon that they had received City's appeal against Kompany's dismissal.
Kompany was shown a straight red card for a challenge on United's Nani after 12 minutes of a game City lost 3-2.
A hearing will now take place on Tuesday afternoon and City will be notified of the outcome later in the day.
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In another highly entertaining derby between Manchester United and Manchester City, it was the Red side of Manchester who came out on top by three goals to two.United came in to the game with club legend, Paul Scholes making his return to the club after signing on until the end of the season. Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans also made their return from injury, with Smalling starting...
Manchester City skipper Kompany saw red in Sunday's 3-2 defeat to Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.
Kompany will learn later on Tuesday whether he will serve a four-match ban for his tackle on Nani, which Sir Alex Ferguson felt was dangerous.
Mancini still feels his captain did nothing wrong and would be unhappy if the verdict went against the Belgium international....
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MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United took a measure of revenge on neighbor Manchester City on Sunday by knocking the defending champion out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 victory marked by Paul Scholes coming out of retirement.