A brace from City bad-boy Mario Balotelli was more than enough to send a haunting message to the rest of the Premier League, as City crushed United 6-1 in front of a sold out crowd at Old Trafford.
United suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of their arch-rivals, falling to their worse home defeat since 1955.
It all started so brightly for the Red Devils, as United completely dominated possession in the opening twenty minutes of the first half. However it was Mario Balotelli, who accidentally set his house ablaze with fireworks earlier this week, who lit the fuse that sent United on an afternoon of misery. A smart move by play maker David Silva set up the Italian star to stroke in his fourth goal of the season. He then increased his tally to five shortly after the break, after great holding play by Silva fed Milner down the wing, who coolly squared the ball to the City hitman to tap in what was a terrific play by the blues.
|Evans is sent for an early shower after|
denying Balotelli a goal scoring
|Silva caps off an incredible display |
with a fine finish through the legs
of David De Gea.
|City fans celebrate toady's historic win|
in Posnan style.