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Manchester City 2:3 Manchester United

Man City 2:3 Man Utd

The Etihad

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Sat, 07 April 2018
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  1. Mar 30, 2018
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG] .......VS....[​IMG]


    Date - Saturday, April 07 2018
    Kickoff Time - 1730 Hrs BST
    Venue - Etihad Stadium, Manchester


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    League standings and form guide

    2. Manchester United: LWWWW

    1. Manchester City: WWWWW


    Previous Meetings

    Manchester United 1—2 Manchester City

    Manchester City 0—0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1—2 Manchester City

    Manchester City 0—1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 0—0 Manchester City


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 61
    Manchester City wins - 45
    Draws - 51


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Pep Guardiola




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Sergio Romero ruled out. Daley Blind doubtful.


    Manchester City

    Benjamin Mendy, Fabian Delph and John Stones ruled out. Sergio Agüero doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Manchester City Football Club (nicknamed City, The Citizens, and The Sky Blues), are a professional football club based in Manchester, England. City were founded in 1880 as St. Mark's (West Gorton), before being renamed as Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887, and finally Manchester City in 1894 - and the origins can be traced back to members of St. Mark's Church of England, West Gorton - who founded the football club that would become known as Manchester City, for largely humanitarian purposes. Two church wardens sought to curb local gang violence and alcoholism by instituting new activities for local men, whilst high unemployment plagued East Manchester, specifically Gorton. All men were welcome to join, regardless of religion.

    The team's first recorded match occurred on 13 November 1880, and City gained their first honours by winning the Second Division in 1899 - with it came promotion to the highest level in English football, the First Division. In the seasons following the FA Cup triumph of 1904, the club was dogged by allegations of financial irregularities, culminating in the suspension of seventeen players in 1904, including captain Billy Meredith, who subsequently moved across town to Manchester United. Almost half a century later later, a City team inspired by a tactical system known as the Revie Plan reached consecutive FA Cup finals again, in 1955 and 1956; just as in the 1930s, they lost the first one, to Newcastle United, and won the second. The club continued to challenge for honours throughout the 1970s, finishing one point behind the league champions on two occasions and reaching the final of the 1974 League Cup.

    Prior to the takeover by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the club had enjoyed moderate levels of success through their history - however, since the start of the current decade, City have been buoyed by the signings of Sergio Agüero, Yaya Touré, David Silva, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany - and have emerged as perpetual title contenders - winning the league twice and repeatedly finishing in the Top 3. City play their homes games at the Etihad Stadium, and their biggest rivals are neighbours and opponents for the game, Manchester United.


    Familiar Faces

    Brian Kidd (at United from 1963-1974 and 1988-1998)

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    Referee


    Martin Atkinson.​
  2. Mar 31, 2018
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Can't really predict the team for this. Maybe a similar lineup but with Herrera or McTominay in, possibly Bailly for Lindelof.

    Anything but a defeat would be nice.
  3. Mar 31, 2018
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Hopefully they fully focus on the game against Liverpool and don't put out a full strength side... Pretty much our best chance. Obviously any sort of defeat would be shit (even if it is extremely likely), but if we put up some sort of fight and lose then it's fine I guess. Expecting a full park the bus with us doing very little in the other end and still ending up losing by a couple though.

    De Gea
    Valencia Bailly Smalling Young
    Herrera Matic Pogba
    Rashford Lukaku Sanchez
    Something like this I probably want. Need the 3 man mid, need someone like rashford for the outlet on one of the wings. Hopefully we show some balls but we'll see.
  4. Mar 31, 2018
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Bring on our double decker bus! :D
  5. Mar 31, 2018
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    vangagal Full Member

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    Just dont make them champions will do. Kicking two or three City's will be nice.
  6. Mar 31, 2018
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    Dolf Full Member

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    We need either Herrera or Mctominay for this or they will run us over. De God will probably save us multiple times. Hoping for Lukaku/Sanchez/Martial to get us some goals
  7. Mar 31, 2018
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    SuperiorXI Full Member

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    Do not lose, I'm not arsed about anything else, we can have 1% possession for all I care.
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    Ban Full Member

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    Just avoid a battering.
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    Decomposing In Paris Full Member

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    3 in midfield, tight at the back, break the press with balls forward to Lukaku, and get someone up close to him (probably Sanchez).

    Want to see Martial for the last 20 minutes, I'd take a repeat of the Spurs game at OT.
  10. Mar 31, 2018
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    Minimalist New Member

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    I would predict the most frustrating 0-0 you will have seen all season. Maybe a red card is thrown in for good measure.

    Lots of post-match 'Jesus what an awful match!' type comments from the wider footballing community.
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    manutd7 New Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia Bailly Smalling Young
    McTominay Matic Pogba
    Lingard Lukaku Sanchez
  12. Mar 31, 2018
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    CG1010 Full Member

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    The title is obviously gone, so it would be great to lay a marker for City for next season. Would like Jose to try and identify a weakness in the city team. Don't care about the result at all.
  13. Mar 31, 2018
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    PoTMS Full Member

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    So they can secure the title with a win against us next week. I would 100% take a 0-0 right now, if only to delay the inevitable for another week.
  14. Mar 31, 2018
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Just play some decent football.
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    AN17 Full Member

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    Let's piss on their parade.
  16. Mar 31, 2018
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    deafepl Full Member

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    Hope City getting a thrashing by Liverpool next week, robbing their confidence off before they face us would be great.
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    Hopefully we don't park the bus and we give them a good game at least. If we park the bus and they still beat us it'll be humiliation and we'll all be wondering what's the point of even going there. At least try to win the game instead of going there not to lose. We have nothing to lose.
  18. Mar 31, 2018
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    rio's upper lip Full Member

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    City will probably need to rest some players after their CL tie on Wednesday. We'll probably see most of their key players - like KdB, Agüero (if fit), Sané and Sterling - but other players might be rotated to keep them fresh for the return leg against Liverpool. That might give us a chance to "pull a Basel" on them.

    Hopefully the Marcos Rojo hoofball of December stays in the past where it belongs, but you can bet your arse Mourinho will approach this game defensively.
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    togg Full Member

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    I can't say I'm massively looking forward to this one.......
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    When defending:
    De Gea
    Bailly - Smalling- Rojo
    Valencia - Matic - McTominay - Young
    Herrera - Pogba
    Lukaku
    Pack the middle of the field with 4 players and have Bailly/Valencia & Rojo/Young take care of the challenges on the width.

    When attacking:
    De Gea
    Valencia - Bailly - Smalling - Rojo
    Matic
    Herrera - McTominay - Young
    Pogba
    Lukaku
    Through-balls for Lukaku and crosses from Young to be the main weapons. If we get pushed too far down Martial/Rashford in for Lukaku/Young & Sanchez/Lingard in for Herrera.

    McTominay & Matic to man-mark Silva & KdB.
    Throw ourselves to the floor whenever City does their thing and tries to stop our counter-attacks by fouling, push the ref to actually give them cards and not just warnings.

    Best case we can just go with our own game and beat them comfortably:
    De Gea
    Valencia - Bailly - Rojo - Young
    Matic - McTominay
    Sanchez - Pogba - Rashford
    Lukaku​
  21. Mar 31, 2018
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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    Can see this one boiling over, on all fronts - the touchline, the pitch, the terraces.

    City will be ridiculously bullish and their fans will be taking the pi*s from the get-go. Stands to reason that our coaching staff, players and fans might not take kindly to what could be a bruising afternoon.

    GM Police will not be impressed with the Saturday evening kick-off, particularly now what's at stake.

    I just hope we pull something out of the bag a do something to show that season will not be another procession. Failing that, kick lumps out of them.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    --------------de Gea
    Tony----Bailly---Lindelof---Young
    -----Herrera------Matic
    Mata--------Jesse---------Sanchez
    -------------Rom
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    Ban Full Member

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    This is the game he should approach defensively.
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    pauldyson1uk Full Member

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    for the first time ever, I am not looking forward to the Derby, lest face it they are playing better football than we are.
    All I want is not to be PL Champions by beating us.
  26. Mar 31, 2018
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Don't think I'll watch tbh.
    Not looking forward to watching us play in our own box all game.
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    Giggsyking Full Member

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    Im not looking forward to this game, in fact im looking backward.

    I still cant believe we went for Mourinho and did not fight for Pep. Citeh went after him like in many years and did not stop trying till they got him. Because they believe in his Philosophy. I must admit, watching citeh's football makes me sad.
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    Giggsyking Full Member

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    We are #1 sponsor for coward football. Its hard to watch your team look like a small team against citeh.
  29. Mar 31, 2018
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    Nero Full Member

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    If City win just please spare us the 'Congratulations Manchester City' thread.
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    Giggsyking Full Member

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    they can feck off
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    3-4-1-2

    De Gea
    Bailly Smalling Lindelof
    Valencia Matic Pogba Young
    Lingard
    Lukaku Sanchez

    Sanchez and Lingard pressing backline

    Lindelof as centre-back playing so Pogba won't need to collect the ball from the back, he's important to our counter attacking as he'll find a pass for an attacker to start counter-attacking.

    Lukaku as a target man for defenders and De Gea to hoof long ball so Lingard and Sanchez will ruin riot at the defenders like Rashford do.

    Man Mark De Brunye as we are immune to balls in the air, he crossed a lot of time, it led to goals. so we will need to make sure that it is impossible for De Brunye to cross.


    Bring Herrea on for Lingard to be holding midfielder alongside with Matic and Pogba upfront in midfield if we are winning games around 70 minutes

    Bring Rashford on Sanchez for his pacy against tired defenders. ​
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    Thiim New Member

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    Pep wouldn't have joined us, it would have been too much of a challenge. He'll be off to PSG in a few years.
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    dannyrhinos89 OMG socks and sandals lol!

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    Going to save myself from anger and frustration and Not bother watching they’ll be really confident and likely will smash us.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    I'd prefer something like what we got in the away leg v Sevilla. 0:0 away would mean they'd need to beat Liverpool at home so would probably have their attention more on that game than the derby.
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    DoubleRevv New Member

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    Does anyone call you baby Mourinho? If they don't already, they should start.
    sounds practical
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    Rajma Full Member

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    No matter what happens it’s part of being a fan of this great club. There will still be ups for us, we just need some more cojones and emotionally attached players.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    At least we won't be turning up there and giving them a guard of honour. That looked a risk fairly recently.
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    De Gea
    Valencia Bailly Smalling Young
    Herrera Matic Pogba
    Rashford Lukaku Alexis

    It was close between Lingard and Rashford and Jose will probably pick Lingard especially on the right. Either way a 3 man midfield is essential hopefully we get a solid game from Pogba.

    Gonna be a hard game this...im fecking dreading it honestly.
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    Rajma Full Member

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    Are you mad going into this game with Matic and Pogba on their own? You want to see us humiliated? We gonna need all of our CMs on the pitch...Herrera, Carrick/Scott, Pogba, and Matic to start in order to shore up the middle of the park.
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