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Poll: Who Will Win This Season’s First Manchester Derby?


The first installment of this season’s Manchester Derby takes place on Wednesday at Eastlands. Manchester United are coming off of a dramatic win at home where South Korean midfielder Ji-Sung Park bagged a brace with the winner coming very late on. It was one of those weekends in the Premier League where not only did United win, albeit not very convincingly, but also a weekend where teams either side of the Red Devils lost.

United will of course only be worried about their results, but Chelsea’s 0-2 loss at Anfield and Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle seems to have implemented a ‘top 2’ in the league. As far as the win v Wolves, United were far from their cohesive best as what was very close to a B squad experienced a myriad of problems in attempting to dispose of Wolves. Bebe was quite poor in midfield while Gabriel Obertan and John O’Shea, although decent on the day, failed to provide any real spark of creativity for United.

Manchester City are too coming off of a win. City traveled to the Hawthorns where they disposed of a West Brom side who’ve commited to playing football this season to the tune of some fine results. Summer signing Mario Balotelli proved a good buy when he too scored a brace for the Citizens. Balotelli also saw red in the game and will now serve a three match ban.

With Carlos Tevez back in the lineup, City will always pose a threat in attack. David Silva has been in scintillating form for the past month and with Balotelli now out, the possibility of a start for winger Adam Johnson could prove daunting for United’s defense.

As City continue to ambitiously spend an inordinate amount of money on new blood, each installment of the Manchester Derby grows in stature and anticipation. And just as City’s attack starts to congeal, so too does United’s defense began to instill that bit of confidence into the rest of the team.

On Wednesday, all eyes will be on Eastlands as the Manchester Derby is sure to thrill. So who takes the three points and the crown of Manchester’s finest?

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  1. moses

    November 11, 2010 at 12:34 am

    manchester derby has grown to a fierce battle especially with tevez shift to eeastlands.however city have failled to be consistent all the time and this has been their undoing for most of the sessons.

  2. Robert

    November 10, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I’ll tell you who didn’t win: the viewing public.

  3. Alan Knut

    November 10, 2010 at 10:05 am

    If City can keep United from scoring in injury time, then I see no reason why it shouldn’t be a draw. They will score in injury time…

  4. Mark Kelly

    November 10, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Can I just say, that last year, everyone expected City to win both derbies, yet it was United who took both matches, and 3 out of the 4 overall. United are doing what champions do at the moment, they are eeking out results, City aren’t. Mancini himself has said he doesn’t believe City can win the Premier League this season, yet the players say different. City’s defense is lack lusture to say the least, while United have their strongest defense available again, and they are becoming less rusty. On the night, I feel United will be to strong for City, and i am predicting a 1-0 win

    • Why?

      November 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

      ‘Can I just say, that last year, everyone expected City to win both derbies’

      Rubbish last year most thought UTD would win both! Where you get this from I don’t know. They are also favorites with all the bookies this year aswell!!

  5. Good Lorxd

    November 10, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Can we please call an end to Howard Webb officiating any matches that involve English players

    This has been one of the worst weeks of several biased years

  6. kinkladze's dog

    November 9, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    5-0 to the boys in blue ..Easy..Easy…Easy

  7. 1888

    November 9, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I think ManCity will win the match because need the victory to continue in the title race.
    Now City have a more powerful team.

    The score: 3-1 City

  8. BBC

    November 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    It’s not a question of if, but when Manchester turns blue, but it’s too soon. . . and no one is sick.

    United 1-0

  9. David

    November 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Massive game for both clubs

  10. Mike

    November 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I love derbies, but classicos are much better. Derbies are often over-emotional hack-fests marred by bad fouls and overly cautious tactics. That said, City’s in better shape right now and will win, 2-1.

  11. Hussain

    November 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I’m United fan and the injuries is not really a concern. Its a derby game and anything can happen plus Sir Alex sometimes makes everyone doubtful (apart from real injury). City wants to win this game more than United and it might cost them. I can’t predict the result any of United games this season (Thanks Everton).

  12. Jonny

    November 9, 2010 at 11:56 am

    With United’s injury problems i can’t disagree with Evan. 2-0 City!

  13. Evan

    November 9, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Man City will win 2-0

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