Manchester City 0-0 Manchester United

  • Manchester City and Manchester United play out a goalless draw at the Etihad.
  • Sergio Aguero had a number of opportunities but could not find a way past David De Gea.
  • Marouane Fellaini saw red for headbutting Aguero late in the second half.
Marouane Fellani

Full-time: Manchester City 0-0 Manchester United


Tours picks out Navas who fires in a low cross into Jesus' path, but the Brazilian pokes his effort wide.

Aguero then stretches to connect with a De Bruyne cross but cannot direct his effort goalwards.


Mourinho does what he can to run the clock down, bringing off Rashford for Ashley Young. Well into stoppage time now.


SIX minutes of added time. Can City push the 10 men of United for a winner?

They can! They can't. Jesus nods in from close range but is adjudged offside. Close, but no cigar for the Brazilian.


Jesus is the latest to go into the referees' notebook for a late challenge on Rashford.



What on earth is Fellaini doing?!

He picks up a yellow after fouling Aguero, cynically. He then sets after Aguero again, fouls him, and then proceeds to headbutt the Argentine! Atkinson has no choice but to send him off, and the Belgian may face FA action for his simply idiotic behaviour.

Mourinho reacts immediately. He brings on Fosu-Mensah for Mkhitaryan, while Guardiola throws on Jesus for Sane.


Less than 10 minutes of normal time remaining. Neither team look like stealing a victory, with the game currently being played at a snail's pace.


Bravo does what nobody expected him to do; catch a ball.

The Chilean is now down in some pain after exerting himself to gather the ball.

Caballero is being called upon, while Guardiolas withdraws Sane in favour of Jesus Navas. United are also set to make a change, with Martial being replaced by Lingard.


This game is as bitty as anything. These two heavily assembled teams, full of quality players, are anything but cohesive going forward and are damning indictments of their respective seasons.

For a game that promised so much, it has delivered so little. De Bruyne tries the spectacular but was never close to troubling De Gea.


Herrera blocks a Kolarov closs but can't prevent it going behind for a corner.

Otamendi heads over De Bruyne's cross and the second set piece comes to nothing.


Exasperation is the feeling of the day for City fans as Sane is adjudged offside. De Bruyne seems to have woken up a little, but his side still look blunt in the final third.


De Bruyne draws a smart save from De Gea after evading a bunch of challenges.

The Belgium international's delivery was devoid of quality, though. 0-0, 60 minutes gone.


Claims for a penalty waved away by Atkinson. Sane went down after receiving attention from Darmian, never worthy of a spot-kick.


Sterling draws a foul from Martial after the Frenchman got himself into a bind. De Bruyne's cross is good, but it doesn't create a chance.


Aguero is the next City player to let loose as he jinks past a number of challenges, but his shot doesn't trouble De Gea in the slightest. City have started much the brighter in the second period.


Sterling accelerates into the Manchester United half but releases a weak shot which crawls into De Gea's arms. Kolarov then fouls Mkhitaryan on the halfway line.


Both teams are back out for the second half. Let's hope both more thrills and spills, the first half was simply devoid of them.


Half-time: Manchester City 0-0 Manchester United

A rather lethargic affair at The Etihad Stadium in truth. City have gone close through Aguero on a couple occasions, United with Herrera, but neither side have made a strong case to be leading the contest.

Rashford is troubling City's back four with his pace and movement, but he has not troubled Bravo, who almost handed Mkhitaryan a goal on a silver platter. The game needs an injection of intensity, but it's still finely poised.

Ander Herrera and Fernandinho


Herrera goes round the back of the City defence but heads Rashford's teasing free-kick wide of Bravo's goal. United's best chance of the game, Herrera was stretching every sinute but just couldn't direct his effort goalwards.


Sterling draws Daley Blind and exploits the space left by the Dutchman, but the winger blazes his effort well over.

At the other end, Zabaleta concedes a free-kick after fouling Darmian.


Herrera engages in histrionics and handbags with Fernandinho and Toure. The Spaniard was doubled up on by the City duo and eventually snaps. Atkinson doesn't brand any cards but does give Herrera a talking to.


Fellaini sets Rashford away again but this time Otamendi deals with the pacey teen. United try and carve out an opening through Martial, but he receives no change from Kompany.


Claims for a penalty waved away by Atkinson. Toure exaggerates contact from Darmian, who would always come off second best in a physical battle against the Ivorian.


Manchester City are taking control of the clash now. Tours is sitting deep, spraying passes to the flanks, and his latest ball gives Kolarov license to drive and sting the hands of De Gea, who has certainly been the busier keeper.