Sunday, 29 April 2012
Manchester United travel to Manchester City in crucial Manchester derby is more likely to be the decider for Premier league champion this season. Sir Alex Ferguson singled the tie as one of those unique ties “It means everything, ... “Everything. Going into work on Tuesday morning will feel like the most important day of their lives. For both sets of supporters“.
With three matches on hand for each teams and United having 3 points advantage but four goals short on goal difference compared to City, the tie could be tell who win the league. Even a draw will be better results for United who will then maintain three points advantage. For Mancini a win is a must to level point and go top of the table with goal difference advantage.
If City defeat defending champion on this tie, the results of who win the league will still depend who perform better in final two matches of which City seems to have more ambitious opponents. If both City and United win their final two games, the more goals one score could still determine the league champion.With this options, United still have a bigger chance to clinch 20th league title
The final United and City fixtures
Newcastle United vs Manchester City
Manchester United vs Swansea City
Manchester City vs Queens Park Rangers
Sunderland vs Manchester United
Manchester derby history
Manchester United has won more derbies than city 67 vs 44, but since the new premier league start, the record stands at 13 vs 10 in favor of United. This swing of United vs City win might still be changing in favor of City because of the recent investment done at City. With this investment city have became more superior than other EPL top clubs and Mancini quoted proving this fact "We have 22 points more than Chelsea, who are in the Champions League final, and 14 more than Arsenal - and 31 more than Liverpool.
Previous league tie saw United defeated by 6-1, heaviest United defeat in this derby, but they also one defeated City 5-0 in 1994. The 6-1 score mean nothing to the upcoming tie, it is a totally a new game. The best game plan or individual player magic like would be crucial. Most fans would like to see luck or referee decision pick the winner.