Sunday, 23 October 2011

Silva Lining For City As United Are Humilated At The Theatre Of Dreams

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
Things went from bad to worse for United as Jonny Evans pulled down Balotelli from a one on one situation, giving referee Mark Clattenburg no option but to send off the the centre half. Sergio Aguero then sealed the deal for City as he carried on his impressive goal-scoring record in a blue shirt by firing in a close range shot from yards out. Milner turning provider once more. United threw more bodies down the field, eventually paying off as Fletcher curled in a cracking 20 yard shot to beat a rather bored Joe Hart. The fans remaining in United's terraces were smelling a comeback.

Silva caps off an incredible display
with a fine finish through the legs
of David De Gea.
As the clock struck 90, all hopes of a comeback were extinguished by the boot of Edin Dzeko. A corner delivered to the front post by Silva was flicked on by Gareth Barry, and Lescott kept it in by heading it to the feet of the Bosnian who smashed in his sixth of the season. David Silva then got himself on the score sheet, as a slick through ball sliced open a shoddy United defence, leaving Silva one-on-one with De Gea who made no mistake on capping off a sensational display from the Spaniard. Five goals from the sky blues turned to six of the best, as Silva yet again made fools of the Ferdinand and Jones with an exquisite through ball to Dzeko who made it an unbelievable scoreline for City.

City fans celebrate toady's historic win
in Posnan style.
This result leaves United five points behind their noisy neighbours. Next up for Fergie's men is a trip to the EBB stadium where they face League two minnows Aldershot. Mancini and his blue army take the shorter trip to the Molinuex where they face Wolves. The Red fans will be left with sore heads tomorrow morning but for City, it opens up a world of opportunity for a side that are coming on with leaps and bounds. The blue moon is rising, and don't Fergie just know it.