Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City
"Why Always Me?" sais Mario Balotelli's t-shirt. Why indeed. This match became best-known for the Italian striker's unusual goal celebration, which is a shame because it really was a magnificent performance from the Citizens.
To win like that at your local rivals' and Premier League holders' home ground was a major statement of intent by Roberto Mancini's side, though it was an embarrassing self-destruction by Sir Alex Ferguson's men of epic proportions.
It was only 1-0 to Manchester City at half time and they did not look quite so dominant, that is until Jonny Evans was shown a straight red card for a professional foul. Balotelli scored the second of his two goals on the hour, before Sergio Aguero made it three.
Darren Fletcher made it 3-1 with just under ten minutes remaining and it looked like finishing that way until an Edin Dzeko brace sandwiched David Silva's strike in injury time.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms