EPL: Manchester United Vs Manchester City Clash Today

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at 09:47 AM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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Manchester United will be looking to deal Manchester City’s title aspirations a blow when they welcome their noisy neighbours to Old Trafford on Tuesday in an exclusive Manchester derby match which is the highlight of five midweek matches as the Premier League continues almost without pausing for breath following another eventful weekend’s football in England.

Manchester United, 18 points behind leaders Chelsea, have no chance of retaining their title but are keen to stop third-placed Manchester City succeeding them as champions. Badly beaten 4-1 by their local rivals in September, United have home advantage this time and go into the game buoyed by successive victories over Olympiakos, to reach the Champions League quarter-final, and West Ham.

Saturday’s 2-0 win at Upton Park, where acting captain Wayne Rooney scored one of the goals of the season from more than 50 metres, helped ease the pressure from manager David Moyes, who has struggled in his first season after taking over from Alex Ferguson.

“You get three points for winning any game but there is an added importance of winning the big games,” Moyes told reporters.

“It’s not been something we have done well enough this season, so it would be nice if we could get it in this game.

“Their ability to score goals would be in anybody’s mind because if you look at the record this year they have been terrific.”

City trail Chelsea by six points but have three games in hand and with a superior goal difference would go top by winning two of them. They will again be without their leading scorer, Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero, who has a hamstring injury but captain Vincent Kompany is available after suspension.

City have been solid in defence, not conceding in the last three league games, but despite scoring five times without reply against bottom-of-the-table Fulham on Saturday, their total of 76 goals is now six fewer than rampant Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers’s side have joined the title chase with six successive victories, scoring 24 goals in the process. Having won 6-3 at Cardiff at the weekend, they will be expected to defeat another of the relegation-threatened sides, Sunderland, at Anfield on Wednesday.

The combination of Uruguay’s Luis Suarez and England’s Daniel Sturridge continues to demolish opposing defences. Suarez’s third hat-trick of the season on Saturday took him to 28 goals for the season, despite missing the first five matches because of suspension.

Sturridge has provided many of the assists as well as scoring 19 times himself.

For Sunderland, it is one of two games in hand on the teams immediately above them. Swansea City, four points in front of Gus Poyet’s side, have dropped into the bottom six and will fear a backlash on Tuesday in their game at Arsenal.

The London side suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat by Chelsea on Saturday in Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th match in charge.

The same night Newcastle play Everton, who are challenging for a Europa League place, and in the other midweek match West Ham host Hull City on Wednesday with neither side certain of retaining their Premier League status.
daveobahon at 10:28 AM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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pls man u beat ds pple 4 me I need ds league ds tym up chelsea
osamabinladin at 12:38 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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Goodluck to both teams !
cocoeni at 01:25 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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dareper at 01:35 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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I would like man u to win so they(man city) don't close up on my almighty chelsea. Up chelsea!!
ObyWBabaK at 01:45 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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go man city
vantheo at 02:49 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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This is gonna be a slaughter

dickman2 at 03:31 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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any one can win ..let them play..
dollar22 at 03:44 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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Behind united just only for today BLUES FOR LIFE
paulohking at 04:20 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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Roll Eyes
winace at 05:04 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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Man u pls chelsea need dis cup now so beat man city today. Ctid
winace at 05:07 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: dollar22 on 03:44 PM, 25/03/2014
Behind united just only for today BLUES FOR LIFE

Dollar welcum bak from exile. They are luking for u on facebook and catch da vibe
paulohking at 06:57 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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united is wining. just for today anyway Cheesy
I Rep Arsenal
ramtop1 at 07:04 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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Are chelsea not confident enough to lift the trophy without  looser's (man united's) efforts?. chelsea fans, you dey fall my hands o
angesco at 07:16 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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Its funny how ENGLISH football is able to bring Nigerians TOGETHER. No talk of TRIBE, BOKO HARAM, RITUAL MURDERS, JUNGLE JUSTICE, FRAUD or amything else that is the bane of our society.

I just WISH each match would LAST FOREVER - and maybe then in Nigeria we can FORGET ALL OUR REAL PROBLEMS - as we will tonight when the CLASH OF THE TITANS starts!
zoe61 at 08:17 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin
dollar22 at 08:29 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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I go show face soon
nobleladyG at 09:37 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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Up blues

proly at 09:45 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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Iykaynoni at 10:03 PM, 25/03/2014 (4 years ago)
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Man u all the way
get mtn 300mb every week trick
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