- Category: Premier League
Manchester City dealt a devastating blow to the rival city and a major contender for the title - Manchester United after beating current champion 6-1 in the middle of "Old Trafford".
Mario Balotelli started the show in the "Theatre of Dreams" with two goals made in 22 th and 60 th minute.Balotelli also won the free-kick which led to a straight red card for United defender Jonny Evans before Edin Dzeko struck twice and Sergio Aguero and David Silva added to the tally.
United claimed a consolation with a fine goal from Darren Fletcher 10 minutes from time but they were ran ragged in the dying moments as City struck three times after the 88th minute.
City's stunning victory not only lifted them five points clear of United and underlined