Thursday, 24 September 2009

City Slickers

Even as a neutral I couldn’t fail but be taken in by the Premier League Manchester derby on Sunday. As both City and United gave everything in a match that will no doubt be ‘Sky Classic’ before you know it.

Even the build up was entertaining, with Sparky becoming ever more vocal about his nouveau riche teams chances. The ultimate compliment you can pay to the Blue half of Manchester is that Fergie paid them some attention and took huge offence when a journo questioned whether City would soon go into a derby as Premier League betting favourites. ‘Not in my lifetime’ Ferguson scoffed. Were his closest rivals, so often slipping under the radar, finally getting under his skin?

It certainly felt like it as United started like a house on fire – Rooney’s early goal adding to United’s determination to put City in their place.

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