Highlights, Statistics, & Post-Match Quotes | Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United


TEAM STATISTICS

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City

United

Shots (on target)

15 (5) 5 (0)

Total Passes

378 317

Passing Accuracy

84% 80%

Ball Possession

53% 47%

Tackles won

17 36

Interceptions

18 14

Fouls

11 15

Corners

8 8

Offsides

1 0

MUFC PLAYER STATISTICS

* David de Gea (goalkeeper): 8/12 passing (67%), 1 goal conceded, 2 saves

* Chris Smalling (right-center-back): 18/22 passing (82%), 3/6 long balls, 1 tackle, 2 interceptions, 12 clearances, 4 shots blocked, 2 fouls

* Rio Ferdinand (left-center-back): 25/29 passing (86%), 4/5 long balls, 4 tackles, 3 interceptions, 8 clearances, 1 shot blocked, 0 fouls

* Phil Jones (right-back): 35/47 passing (74%), 0 key passes, 0/6 crosses, 0/1 long balls, 0/1 long balls, 4 tackles, 1 interception, 11 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 3 fouls

* Patrice Evra (left-back): 24/34 passing (71%), 0 key passes, 0/4 crosses, 0/2 long balls, 0/0 long balls, 3 tackles, 0 interceptions, 7 clearances, 0 shots blocked, 1 foul

* Michael Carrick (central-midfield): 49/53 passing (92%), 1 key pass, 0/0 crosses, 8/10 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 8 tackles, 0 interceptions, 1 shot (0 on target)

* Paul Scholes (central-midfield | substituted off 78'): 47/48 passing (98%), 0 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 9/9 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 3 tackles, 3 interceptions, 0 shots

* Park Ji-sung (central-attacking-midfielder | substituted off 58'): 14/17 passing (82%), 0 key passes, 0/0 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 2 tackles, 1 interception, 1 shot (0 on target)

* Ryan Giggs (left-midfielder): 26/35 passing (74%), 0 key passes, 0/6 crosses, 1/2 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 2 fouls won, 2 tackles, 3 interceptions, 0 shots

* Nani (right-winger | substituted off 83'): 29/40 passing (73%), 1 key pass, 2/8 crosses, 1/2 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 1 successful dribble, 0 fouls won, 5 tackles, 0 interceptions, 1 shot (0 on target)

* Wayne Rooney (striker): 24/33 passing (73%), 2 key passes, 1/3 crosses, 3/4 long balls, 0/1 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 2 fouls won, 1 shot (0 target)

* Danny Welbeck (striker | substituted on 58'): 7/8 passing (88%), 0/0 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 1 foul won, 0 shots

* Antonio Valencia (right-winger | substituted on 78'): 11/13 passing (85%), 1/1 crosses, 0/0 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 1 foul won, 1 tackle, 1 interception, 0 shots

* Ashley Young (left-winger | substituted on 83'): 3/5 passing (60%), 0/2 crosses, 1/1 long balls, 0/0 through balls, 0 successful dribbles, 2 fouls won, 1 tackle, 0 interceptions, 0 shots

POST-MATCH QUOTES

Sir Alex Ferguson | MUFC manager

(Overall thoughts on the match...) "It was a feisty, competitive game which we expected. There were not a lot of goal chances. I think David De Gea's made the only save in the match. We're disappointed we never tested their goalkeeper to be honest. Our crossing was poor. I thought City were more of a threat than us, simply because they had more action around our box. We had control in some parts of the game but not enough to cause any damage. If you lose a goal at a setpiece at this level of football then you only have yourself to blame for that. It was a bad time to concede a goal because there was nothing really happening at the end of the first half."

(On United's start to the match...) "We started off quite well for maybe 10 to 15 minutes and looked as if we were on top in terms of possession and creating opportunities around their box. But as the game wore on, nothing really happened. They had a lot of possession outside our box without really doing anything. Then they got a corner kick and scored."

(On the significance of the goal...) "It was a bad time to lose a goal. It gave them the foothold in terms of just playing out the game - typical Italian, brought three defenders on and played counter-attack. But we didn't test the goalkeeper so we can't blame [anyone else]. We can only blame ourselves really."

(On his 2nd half exchange with Roberto Mancini...) "He refereed the game. He was out on that touchline the whole game haranguing the referee, the fourth official and the linesmen. The minute I come off the bench for a bad tackle by De Jong on Welbeck, he was out again. He can't have it both ways. He's been complaining about referees this season but he won't be complaining tonight that's for sure."

(On losing control of the title race...) "You can look back at all sorts of games but you've got to look at the Everton one. That was a ridiculous performance for the last seven minutes to lose two goals. That's maybe cost us the league. We know we need to win two games of football; that's another way of looking at it. Of course, we're certainly not in the driving seat anymore. They only need to win two games of football [against Newcastle away and QPR at home]. It's not over. As long as there are games of football to play, it's not over of course. We have the same number of points but they have an eight goals advantage and that's a big advantage of this time of the season."

Roberto Mancini | Manchester City manager

(On the exchange with Sir Alex...) "I didn't speak with him (Ferguson). He turned towards me and said something. For me it is no problem. I can understand. I didn't say anything against him. I was only talking to the fourth official."

(On the title race...) "United are the favourites.They have easy games. They play against Swansea and Sunderland. They are strong teams but at this moment, for United they will be easy. We have two strong games, Newcastle and QPR. One plays for Champions League, the other for relegation. It is important that we are on the top now but it is more important to be there after May 13. Football is crazy. It is important to always believe in yourself when you have a bad moment. We were on the top for 28 games and I think we deserve another chance, but it is not finished. If we think it is finished, we will be making a big mistake."

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