Manchester United vs Manchester City Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 8, 2013; Time: 7:00 PM UTC;
Venue: Old Trafford — Manchester.
Mancini’s team will fight for pride only, cause title race for them is over. Sir Alex Ferguson’s team has a 15-point lead over their city rivals but they need to prove their confident title challenge.
Manchester United stands at the top of the EPL with 77 points from 30 games, having 25 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats so far this season. The Red Devils have 15-poits advantage over 2nd-placed Man City and are on the way to return their title back. Their present form has seen 1 draw, 2 wins and 2 defeats from last five games. Last five home matches the Red Devils have finished with 1 loss, 1 draw and 3 wins. They have a very hard week with two EPL games and one FA Cup match. They won 0-1 away at Sunderland last weekend, and lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday. They were eliminated from all the tournaments, so they could enjoy their EPL leadership and fight for a record 21st domestic title. First fixture, earlier this season finished with a 2-3 win for Man Utd. Robin van Persie is their top scorer with 23 goals in all competitions.
Manchester City goes 2nd in the league table with 62 points from 30 games, winning 18, drawing 8 and losing 4 sop far this season. City have already lost all the hopes to win the EPL title this season. Their present form has seen 4 wins and 1 defeat from last five games. Last five away matches Man City have finished with 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Also, they have lost all the title hopes and were eliminated from all the tournaments, but still could win the FA Cup, where they will play against Chelsea in the semi-final.
Sir Alex Ferguson still will play without Darren Fletcher, who is out for the rest of the season. Full-back Rafael could return from a groin injury. Phil Jones or Chris Smalling could also play at right-back. Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic are expected at the centre of defence. Chicharito, Danny Welbeck or Shinji Kagawa potentially could start instead of Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie.
Man Ciy still will be without injured full-back Maicon, but could count on Micah Richards and Jack Rodwell. Joleon Lescott will continue on the bench. Man City’s top goal-scorer Edin Dzeko could be in the starting line.
Manchester United line-up: De Gea, Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Giggs, Carrick, Young, Rooney, Van Persie.
Last three matches:
Chelsea FC 1 – Man Utd. 0;
Sunderland 0 – Man Utd. 1;
Man Utd. 1 – Reading 0.
Manchester City line-up: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Barry, Toure, Milner, Tevez, Silva, Aguero.
Last three matches:
Manchester City FC 4 – Newcastle 0;
Everton 2 – Manchester City FC 0;
Manchester City FC 5 – Barnsley 0