Sergio Aguero vs Rio Ferdinand
The Argentine has so far, been a joy to watch this season. Despite being more of a number 10 player, Aguero has performed admirably as a secondary striker where his tenacity and supreme skill level becomes a nuisance for the best defenders out there.
Indeed, Rio Ferdinand will have his work cut out for him. Over the years, the England international has lost much of his pace which means that the former Leeds United man should look to use his experience as his prime weapon when he takes on Messi Junior’s godfather.
Miami Beach, Florida (April 4, 2013) – As always, LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) has it all packed when it comes to data of live stream and TV schedules for English Premier League fixtures. This weekend, our coverage is even bigger with four matches highlighting Matchday 32.
West Bromwich Albion vs Arsenal, Liverpool vs West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton and Chelsea vs Sunderland are all worth watching live this weekend as the battle for a fourth-place finish incessantly heats up. The month of April is when each game looks like a final as Champions League tickets contenders wait to pounce on the mistakes of their adversaries.
As recent as three weeks back, the door to the title seemed firmly shut in the face of City as United enjoyed an eight point lead at the summit of English football.
Recent results, however, including the dramatic 4-all draw against Everton have re-opened the door for City. The match is exclusively live on SuperSport and in High Definition.
Former United midfield hard men, Roy Keane will be in studio for the one-hour build up to the match which will be preceded by a season-so-far review of both clubs on Monday Night Football.
The 2 clubs meet this weekend, in a clash that will have a great effect on both teams’ current status. As the contest usually rewards winners with a considerable boost of confidence ahead of the ensuing season, it will be important for each giant to get the upper hand over the other.
United and City have met 159 times at competitive level, and unsurprisingly, it is the Red Devils who have the edge. Having 66 wins and 50 draws thus far, there is no doubt that the defending English Premier League champions are in a comfortable position to sustain their sovereignty over their city rivals.
Their last 5 matches against the Citizens summed up pretty well the history behind the Manchester derby, with United triumphing thrice, drawing once and losing once. Below, we take a look at video highlights and brief recaps of games between the 2 sides in all competitions since January 2010.
The History Behind The Historical Manchester Derby
The whole drama began on November 12th of 1881 when Newton Heath (later to become Manchester United) visited West Gorton (later to become Manchester City). Newton Heath won the game 3-0, but there wasn't anything special in this fixture because both were just part of a bunch of clubs in Manchester.
However, as the years progressed, both clubs grew in stature and were recognized as two of the best in Manchester. The Manchester Cup was more of a two- horse affair as either Newton Heath or Ardwick (City) who would win it every year.
As City supporters are quick to point out, United doesn't even play in Manchester, their home being located in the borough of Trafford.
There can be no doubt, however, that when Manchester football is mentioned it is the team in red that most people think of.
The rivalry between Manchester United and Manchester City goes back a long way, almost as far back as the beginning of football in England. And the two clubs have been contesting a local derby, on and off, for nearly 130 years!
Read on for a brief history of the rivalry between the two big Manchester football clubs.
TORONTO (April 15, 2010) – A crucial Manchester Derby is the feature match of the weekend as Manchester City host Manchester United Saturday, April 17 at 7:45 a.m. ET/ 4:45 a.m. PT live on Setanta Sports.
A match with implications at the other end of the table follows Saturday’s Manchester Derby as Fulham host relegation-threatened Wolverhampton at 9:30 a.m. ET/ 6:30 a.m. PT.
The attention switches back to the top of the table for the final live match on Setanta Saturday as Tottenham host table-leading Chelsea at 12:30 p.m. ET/ 9:30 a.m. PT.
The live action on Setanta continues Sunday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET/ 5:30 a.m. PT when another club on the relegation bubble Wigan host Arsenal.