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September 22, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 47156‎
 
Wayne Rooney 87′
45+1′ Yaya Touré
 
 
50′ Samir Nasri
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United

David Moyes's men were tunned on derby day as Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri scored in a convincing win for Manuel Pellegrini's side.

By Greg Stobart

  • Joe Hart
    11
    1
    2.50

    Joe Hart

    A low key afternoon for the England goalkeeper. Off his line quickly but did struggle under one high ball. Helpless to prevent Rooney's goal.

  • Vincent Kompany
    14
    1
    4.00

    Vincent Kompany

    One slight mistake with virtually his first involvement in the game but imperious thereafter. Too much desire and power for the United forwards and superb reading of the game to snuff out danger early.

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    11
    1
    3.50

    Pablo Zabaleta

    A typically understated yet almost flawless performance from the right-back. Did his job defensively with no frills and always looked to get forward.

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    12
    1
    3.50

    Aleksandar Kolarov

    The Serbian has faced questions of his defending but handled Valencia comfortably and was superb overlapping Nasri and delivering crosses into the box. And it worked perfectly with his whipped in cross for Aguero's opener.

  • Matija Nastasic
    10
    1
    3.00

    Matija Nastasic

    Perhaps harshly booked for a robust aerial challenge with Smalling but very solid for most of the game. Alert to read the danger when United pushed forward and showed a good understanding with Kompany.

  • Samir Nasri
    14
    2
    4.00

    Samir Nasri Top of the Match

    Very intelligent display from the Frenchman as he drifted inside, linked up neatly in midfield and looked to find Kolarov on the overlap. Deserved his goal - a perfectly placed volley in the 50th minute.

  • Jesús Navas González
    9
    1
    3.00

    Jesús Navas González

    His pace on the right side always offered the hosts an attacking option, and he made it count once United started chasing the game. Superb run and cross to set up Nasri's strike.

  • Fernandinho
    10
    1
    3.00

    Fernandinho

    Sat in midfield and comfortably dealt with United's threat in between the lines. Simple and efficient use of the ball to set the platform for the more creative players.

  • Yaya Touré
    13
    1
    4.00

    Yaya Touré

    Dominated the midfield and comfortably won his battle with Fellaini. Clever passing, awesome athleticism and a goal to his name, turned over the line from close range on the stroke of half-time.

  • Negredo
    11
    3
    4.00

    Negredo

    The Spaniard was on the periphery early on but grew in stature and was key in the crucial second and third goals. Glancing header from a corner fell for Toure to score before sharp turn and cross set up Aguero just after the restart.

  • Sergio Agüero
    14
    2
    4.00

    Sergio Agüero

    A decisive double for the Argentine striker as he produced two excellent volleyed finishes. Broke the deadlock with an improvised left-footed hooked volley in the 16th minute and added his second with his right-foot after escaping the attention of United's defenders.

Substitutions

  • James Milner
    7
    1
    2.50

    James Milner

    Replaced Navas in the 71st minute and worked hard up and down the right flank.

  • Javi García
    5
    4
    2.00

    Javi García

    Replaced Aguero four minutes from time.

  • Edin Dzeko
    9
    3
    2.50

    Edin Dzeko

    Replaced Negredo 15 minutes from time to lead the line.

  • David de Gea
    7
    7
    2.50

    David de Gea

    The Spaniard could only look at his defenders and ask what on earth they were doing as City tore United apart. Could do nothing about any of the hosts' strikes.

  • Patrice Evra
    1
    12
    2.00

    Patrice Evra

    Caught ball watching amid City's clever movement and roasted for pace by Navas for the fourth goal. Hit the post with a late header at the other end.

  • Rio Ferdinand
    2
    14
    1.50

    Rio Ferdinand Flop of the Match

    Never got to grips with City's attacking threat, most notably leaving Aguero completely unmarked for the third goal.

  • Chris Smalling
    1
    14
    1.50

    Chris Smalling

    Involved in a head clash early on and maybe it did something to his senses. Could not handle Kolarov's overlaps and kept losing Nasri, not least for the Frenchman's goal.

  • Nemanja Vidic
    3
    13
    1.50

    Nemanja Vidic

    Made some strong challenges in the opening minutes but then joined the rest of United's back four in spectator mode. Didn't get close enough to City's strikers in the penalty area.

  • Michael Carrick
    2
    10
    2.50

    Michael Carrick

    Some accurate passing as ever but he lacked movement in front of him and was immediately put under pressure by City's midfielders.

  • Ashley Young
    1
    20
    1.00

    Ashley Young

    Dreadful during 52 minutes on the pitch in which he continually misplaced passes and crosses and offered Evra little defensive support.

  • Antonio Valencia
    5
    11
    2.00

    Antonio Valencia

    Failed to get his head down and run at the City defenders until United were already four goals down. Booked for dissent after seeing a penalty appeal waved away.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    7
    10
    2.00

    Marouane Fellaini

    Outclassed by Toure in central midfield for most of the game, the Belgian looked more threatening when he played as a second striker with the game already beyond United.

  • Wayne Rooney
    19
    3
    3.00

    Wayne Rooney

    Looked sharp but endured a deeply frustrating afternoon until a brilliant free-kick provided the smallest of consolations. Booked for persistent offences in the first-half and needed more support as he was forced to play off scraps.

  • Danny Welbeck
    2
    15
    2.00

    Danny Welbeck

    Made a couple of dangerous runs in the first-half but his decision making was poor in the final third. Worked hard throughout, both in a central role and off the left.

Substitutions

  • Tom Cleverley
    7
    5
    2.50

    Tom Cleverley

    Added some long overdue composure on the ball after replacing Young in the 52nd minute.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0