Holding Midfield: Match Preview: Manchester United vs Manchester City

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Apr 6, 2011
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With the English Premier League season reaching the home stretch, Manchester United and Manchester City are set for a crucial top of the table clash. The last time these two sides met at Old Trafford, Manchester City romped to a 6-1 victory. Manchester United never recovered from that defeat and went on to lose the title to their “noisy neighbours” on goal difference in May. Fast forward to a year later and United have a 15 point lead at the top of the table. Victory on Monday would virtually guarantee their 20th league title. For Manchester City, this is a chance to gain some pride and show that the gap between the two teams is not as large as the points difference suggests. *The demand for football tickets for this match is expectedly high, with United fans fired up to lead their team to a victory that would almost certainly bring the title back to their side of town. Neither side has many injury concerns ahead of the game. Wayne Rooney missed Manchester United’s FA Cup defeat to Chelsea, but he should be fit in time for Monday’s clash. He will partner Robin van Persie in attack, with Danny Welbeck [...]

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