TheSportsRush brings Stats 1-10 of the mouthwatering clash between the two Manchester sides.
The season’s first Manchester derby will be played at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday night. While the blue half enjoys at the top of the table, the red half has had a fair share of ups and downs this season.
In the past few weeks, however, Manchester United have pulled up some spirited displays, and registered an emphatic comeback victory at Turin against Juventus earlier this week.
Pep Guardiola’s side is yet to lose at home this season, and interestingly, their last home defeat in the league came against their city rivals last season, when Manchester United came from two goals down at halftime to beat Guardiola’s men 3-2.
The stakes will be high for both the sides as they take on one another this time, and we bring you the Stats 1-10 of the historic rivalry between the two Manchester clubs.
1: Manchester City are first on the table. But wait, there’s more. Ever since their loss to United last season, City have –
- Most home wins
- Most home goals
- Most shots on target at home
- Highest possession % at home
2: The last time a club completed a double over the other was in 2013/14, when Manchester City won both, the home and away games over David Moyes’ United side.
3: Manchester United scored 3 goals at the Etihad Stadium in their last derby clash. The last time it happened? Robin van Persie’s famous free-kick winner in the final minutes of the match!
Throwback to the scenes when Robin van Persie scored the winner in stoppage time against Manchester City. Limbs everywhere.pic.twitter.com/GqEyGsfuQl
— RedMancunian (@RedMancunian) November 10, 2018
4: Mourinho’s side has scored two or more goals in their last four league games. On the other hand, in four league games throughout the season, City has scored five or more – which brings us to the next stat..
5: The last time Manchester United score five goals in the league was against West Brom – in Sir Alex’s final game of his career.
In all competitions, the last time Manchester United won by five goals or more was on the 28th August 2011. Since then, Manchester City have done it TWENTY-ONE times.
— Jack Lebeau (@JackLebeau66) August 19, 2018
6: Manchester City netted 6 past Sir Alex’s side in the 2011/12 season, which remains the biggest win in the derby.
7: Among the current players, Sergio Aguero is the highest goalscorer in the derby, with 7 goals.
8: Since City shifted to City of Manchester Stadium (Etihad Stadium), Manchester United has registered most wins (8) against them of all the league clubs at their place.
Most away wins at Etihad Stadium.
Can @ManUtd make it 9 wins or will @ManCity continue their unbeaten start to the @premierleague season? Watch the Manchester Derby this Sunday, live on Sky Sports PL from 4.15pm. pic.twitter.com/U3AFkiGtma
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 9, 2018
9: Manchester City are on a 9-league game unbeaten run at home since Mourinho’s men defeated them last season.
10: Manchester United’s former number 10, Wayne Rooney has registered most goals in the clash between the two clubs – 8.