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September 22, 2013 4:00 PM BST
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 stunned on derby day as Sergio Aguero scored twice, adding to Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri's strikes in a convincing win for Manuel Pellegrini's men

By Greg Stobart at Etihad Stadium

  • Joe Hart
    52
    28
    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
    140
    17
    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
    77
    22
    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
    88
    21
    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
    68
    18
    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
    136
    33
    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
    87
    19
    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
    70
    22
    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
    143
    15
    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
    92
    32
    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
    142
    15
    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
    42
    20
    2.50

    James Milner

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

  • Javi García
    31
    29
    2.00

    Javi García

    Replaced Aguero four minutes from time.

  • Edin Dzeko
    75
    22
    2.50

    Edin Dzeko

    Replaced Negredo 15 minutes from time to lead the line.

  • David de Gea
    60
    82
    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
    22
    122
    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
    17
    172
    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
    16
    137
    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
    42
    116
    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
    37
    97
    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
    16
    193
    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
    30
    123
    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
    53
    117
    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
    196
    40
    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
    17
    168
    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
    63
    83
    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
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2