Smalling gifts derby win to Man City

MCFC-MUFCSmalling can be considered as the main culprit in United’s derby defeat to Man City, as the defender’s 2 costly mistakes proved to be the turning point of the match, first by obtaining a stupid yellow card for blocking Hart’s clearance, then for a foul on Milner he received his second yellow and was sent off. United had to deal with yet another blow as Rojo injured his shoulder and had to be substituted. Aguero scored on the 63rd minute to break the deadlock, and City could have led further had De Gea not denied them time and again, while Shaw as well gave a good display at the back to keep City at bay. Despite a late rally by United, they had to bow down once again to a derby defeat, with the big disappointments being Rooney, RvP and Di Maria for United, as they failed to live up to expectations.

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