PICTURE GALLERY: City 1-0 Manchester United – ‘Stupid’ Smalling causes defeat

by Richard Laverty

Manchester City won their sixth derby out of seven against the ten men of Manchester United in a frantic affair at the Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Aguero’s second half goal was enough to seal the three points for the champions after the visitors had lost Chris Smalling to a red card towards the end of the first half.

Marcos Rojo‘s injury in the second period compounded Louis van Gaal‘s misery as the defensive crisis at Old Trafford reared its ugly head once again.

Manchester United did threaten to equalise though, Angel Di Maria was denied by Joe Hart after a superb run from the returning Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini headed wide in what was possibly the team’s best chance of the game.

Here’s a gallery of the best images from the game.

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