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5 of the best Manchester derbies in recent times

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Manchester City v Manchester United - Premier League
A heated rivalry

Manchester United are set to host their arch-rivals Manchester City on Sunday in an epic derby which has already got heated up in the press conferences.

These two sides have played 40 matches in the Premier League in which United have enjoyed the majority of success. Red Devils have won 20 games while the Sky Blues have won 12 and eight games have ended in a draw.

110 goals have been scored in those 40 games and the biggest margin of win was recorded by Manchester City in the 2011/12 season when they thrashed United 6-1 at Old Trafford.

As the wait continues for the Manchester derby, let us quickly take a look at some of the most memorable games between these two sides in recent times.

#5 Manchester City 2 - 3 Manchester United - 09 December 2012

Manchester City v Manchester United - Premier League
Robin Van Persie celebrates after scoring a goal

In the most entertaining fixture of the 2012/13 season, Manchester United emerged as the winners with the help of Robin van Persie's goal in the injury time.

Wayne Rooney struck twice in the first half and gave a comfortable lead for his side as the score stood 2-0 at halftime.

Yaya Toure pulled one back for the home side in the 60th minute and Pablo Zabaleta's strike in the 85th minute equalised the scoreline for the Sky Blues.

As the game was heading for a draw, Robin van Persie's free-kick hit the wall and curled into the left corner in additional time to win the game for the visitors.


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