The Manchester derby refers to football matches between Manchester City and Manchester Unitedfirst contested in United play at Old Trafford while City play at the City of Manchester Stadiumthe two grounds separated by approximately Darby match miles 6. The teams have played matches in all competitions, United winning 73, City 52, and the remaining 52 having been drawn. The first meeting between Darby match two teams occurred on 12 Novemberwhen St.
The game finished 3—0 in favour of Newton Heath and was described by the Ashton Reporter as "a pleasant game". Both clubs grew in stature as the s progressed, leading to their first meeting of the s being billed as "a meeting two local clubs, [Ardwick City ] just rising to the highest standard in the football world whilst [Newton Heath] are nearly in the front rank".
Both teams joined the Football Alliancea short-lived rival to the Football League. During this period both clubs made unsuccessful attempts to Darby match election to the League Newton Heath inand ; Ardwick in Admission to the Football League finally came in As a result, seventeen players were suspended and banned from ever representing the club again,  including the core of the team which had won the FA Cup. When the suspensions ended in Januaryfour players Jimmy BannisterHerbert BurgessBilly Meredith and Sandy Turnbull joined United, where they helped United gain their first league title in In contrast to modern antipathy, the transfers were generally welcomed for helping a fellow Manchester club.
After the war, a stronger rivalry developed and following both teams became uncommon. Wells electric lights were placed around the ground and a crowd of 10, watched Newton Heath defeat Ardwick "Darby match." The match was played in aid of the Hyde Coal Mine disaster.
Manchester derbies in the s were frequently bad tempered. In the December derby, a tackle by United's George Best broke the leg of City's Glyn Pardoe ; the severity of the injury almost resulted in the City defender losing his leg. The first derby of the —74 season saw Mike Doyle and Lou Macari each receive a red card in a dour contest which finished 0—0 at Maine Road.
Both players refused to leave the pitch, leading the referee to take both teams back to the dressing room until the two players accepted their dismissals. The return fixture came at Old Trafford on the penultimate day of the season United still
Darby match an away game to play at Stoke with United trying to avoid relegation with a win, although they were also relying on Norwich beating Birmingham that day for their result to matter.
After 80 minutes, with no score, Francis Lee played the ball towards former United player Denis Law
Darby match was standing with his back to goal. Law back-heeled the ball past goalkeeper Alex Stepney into the net.
This was Law's last appearance in league football, announcing his retirement soon after. In the closing minutes of the match, United supporters invaded the pitch and forced an abandonment. However, the result stood, and other results meant that United would have still been relegated if the match had ended in a United win or a draw. United returned to the First Division a year later. The rest of the decade brought generally good fortunes for the two sides, as City won the League Cup in and Darby match league runners-up a year later, while United reached three FA Cup finals in four seasons, although they had only one win in the competition.
The s began with a 2—2 draw at Old Trafford between the two sides on 27 September It was the beginning of a relatively frustrating season in the league for United, who sacked manager Dave Sexton at the end of the campaign, while City dismissed manager Malcolm Allison soon afterwards and improved in the league "Darby match" his successor John Bondalso reaching the FA Cup Final.
By —83however, any suggestions that City were a better side than United were silenced as United finished third in the league and won the FA Cupwhile City were relegated. City regained their First Division status for the —86 seasonand hosted United at Maine Road on 14 September United won this game 3—0, to extend their winning start to the league season to eight games. They would go on to win all of their opening 10 games and lead the First Division table into the new year, but eventually finished fourth.
Although City finished 15th in the Darby match this season, they did come to Old Trafford on 22 March and hold the hosts to a 2—2 draw, costing them two vital points as their title hopes continued to fade. One of Atkinson's last games in charge of United was the visit to Maine Road in the league on 25 October, which ended in a 1—1 draw.
The league clash at Old Trafford came on 7 Marchwhich United won 2—0 Darby match continue their improvement in form under Ferguson and push City closer to eventual relegation. Darby match s ended
Darby match a high note for City as they Darby match promotion back to the First Division in and were paired with United for the derby match at Maine Road on 23 Septemberjust weeks into the —90 season.
City defeated United 5—1, but this would be their last win over United for 13 years. Goalkeeper Peter Schmeichelwho played for both Darby match and City, can claim an unbeaten record in derby games — United were unbeaten during his 10 matches keeping goal for them against City, while in his single season at Maine Road, City beat United at home and picked up a point at Old Trafford. However, in the s, United dominated the fixture, going unbeaten in derbies for the full decade.
In —91with both Manchester clubs competing in the top half of the table but not looking like real title contenders, the Maine Road clash in October delivered a pulsating 3—3 draw, but the return match at Old Trafford in early May saw United win 1—0 the only goal of the game came from year-old winger Ryan Giggsscoring the first senior goal of what would prove to be an illustrious and uniquely successful career. The —92 derbies were uneventful — a goalless draw at Maine Road in mid-November and a 1—1 draw at Old Trafford in early April.
United finished the season runners-up after leading the league for much of the season, finally buckling under fixture congestion and a shortage of goals in the second half of "Darby match" campaign. The first Manchester derby following the creation of the Premier League for the —93 season was a 2—1 win for United at Old Trafford on 6 December Making his United debut on that day was new signing Eric Cantonawho would go on to score Darby match goals in Manchester derbies over the next four seasons — the first in the return match at Maine Road that March which ended in a 1—1 draw.
Cantona was on target again in the next Manchester derby in Novemberthough it was Andrei Kanchelskis who stole the show with a hat-trick in a 5—0 win. United won the return game 3—0 at Maine Road three months later.
The first derby of the season came at Old Trafford in mid-October with a 1—0 win for United in which Paul Scholesstill only 20, scored the only goal of the game and only a string of superb saves from United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel prevented City from gaining a surprise "Darby match." The return game in early April saw United win 3—2 at Maine Road, with yet another goal from Cantona, who had netted a highly controversial penalty after Darby match Rosler had put City 1—0 FA Cup fifth round two months earlier,
Darby match United went on to win 2—1.
The game ended in a 1—1 draw; United
Darby match already league champions and City's two dropped points brought them closer to eventual relegation, which was confirmed in the penultimate game of the season. was the first time in nine years that City had come away from Old Trafford unbeaten, and the first time in eight years that they had been unbeaten by United home or away in any competition. On 9 NovemberCity, managed by Kevin Keeganwon the last ever derby Darby match Maine Road 3—1, with Shaun Goater scoring his th and st goals for the club, and Nicolas Anelka scoring the other.
This was City's first win over United since the 5—1 victory inending a year barren run for the blue half of Manchester. City Darby match later go on to draw at Old Trafford in the same season 1—1, Shaun Goater again scoring the goal. This was the first season since —92 that City had been unbeaten by United in either of their league meetings.
Goater also had a second goal disallowed for which would have handed City their first derby double over United since and their first win at Old Trafford since the "Denis Law game" of The —08 derby games were both won by Manchester City, 1—0 "Darby match" the City of Manchester Stadium on 19 Augustand 2—1 at Old Trafford on 10 February four days after the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster ; a well-observed one-minute silence preceded the match.
Darius Vassell and Benjani scored for City in the 24th and 45th minutes respectively, and Michael Carrick scored a consolation goal for United in the 90th minute. It was the first time since April that City had beaten United in the league at Old Trafford and the first time they had won both league derby games since the —70 season. United prevented City from winning a third "Darby match" derby match the first derby of the —09 seasonWayne Rooney scoring the game's only goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in the same game for a bizarre handball. The seasons following City's takeover in —09saw two well-contested semi-final fixtures League Cup and FA Cup between the clubs.