Summary: 1-0 Man United
• Despite what Alexi Lalas tells you, Man City interior defense was shoddy…eventually leading to Paul Scholes winning (unmarked) header in stoppage time.
• Two players that could have made a difference: Antonio Valencia and Gareth Barry fizzled. Man City could have used a 2002 version of Claudio Reyna today.
• Wayne Bridge was very solid on the day as was Carlos Tevez for Man City. Tevez was asked to do too much, sitting way deep on defense.
Rooney, Gibson start, Berbatov on bench, Ferdinand not in the 18, everyone’s up for the Mancheter Derby….
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