Vincent Kompany risks red card against Manchester United

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Vincent Kompany somehow managed to avoid being sent off for a dangerous tackle on Daley Blind in the derby game between Manchester City and Manchester United.

The City skipper lunged wildly into a tackle on his Dutch counterpart during a mad-cap first half at Old Trafford, with replays seemingly showing that he should have been handed his marching orders.


However referee Mark Clattenburg decided, after a long consultation with his assistant, than a yellow card would be an appropriate punishment instead, much to the dismay of the Manchester United faithful.

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To add insult to injury, Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini decided to haul off Kompany at half-time, being replaced by Equalim Managala. It's not yet clear whether that was a tactical decision, or because of injury.

Manchester United are currently leading the game - and if it finishes like this then Louis van Gaal's side will be four points ahead of their rivals.

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Sergio Aguero gave the visitors the lead after a quick start, however Ashley Young levelled things up soon after before a Marouane Fellaini header at the back post put Manchester United ahead.

Check out the video of the incident below - do you think Vincent Kompany should have been sent off?

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