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.

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.

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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