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91' Silva picks out Aguero brilliantly and the Argentine chests the ball and takes it pass Valencia but dragged his shot wide.
78' Smalling charges forward trips Aguero from behind. City fans and players want a second yellow card but Oliver is not having it tonight.
74' Navas with a chance as City keeps applying pressure. He cuts pass Darmian and thumps a shot towards goal but De Gea is able to just watch the ball go by...
56' Martial now with a meandering run through City's defence and sends thumping strike towards goal... However, League Cup hero, Cabellero is up for the task and makes a brilliant save.
Joe Hart got to his feet and now down again and the stretcher is coming on. Thanks for that Martin.— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) March 20, 2016
Joe Hart got to his feet and now down again and the stretcher is coming on. Thanks for that Martin.
40' Smalling tees up Rashford after a a rare burst forward... The striker delivers a low cross in the 18th area but no rushing red shirts inside the box to get a nab on the ball.
Marcus Rashford sorting me out in the #ManchesterDerby! MUFC pic.twitter.com/6VS3bTymNN— Ryan Deane (@RyanDeane) March 20, 2016
Marcus Rashford sorting me out in the #ManchesterDerby! MUFC pic.twitter.com/6VS3bTymNN
If you are good enough you are old enough.... #Rashford— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) March 20, 2016
If you are good enough you are old enough.... #Rashford
14' Big counter attack by City and Yaya is in the mix as he passes the ball towards Silva who plays a lovely one-two with Sterling. The Spaniard knocks in a chipping cross towards Navas and he hits a low cross but David de Gea is up for the task.
7' Silva puts Sterling through on the left flank and the former Liverpool winger makes a darting run towards United's goal. He whips in a cross and it falls for Navas after slight flick on by Blind. Navas has a go at goal but his effort is well wide.
FULL TIME! 1-0! Manchester United win the derby! Rashford's winner was the difference today but question marks will be raised over City's woeful defending. United's victory leaves them just a point behind fourth-placed City, level with West Ham. For City, the result confirms their elimination from this season's title race as they now face a battle to hang on to their top four position.
Rashford does brilliantly to dribble down the field and win a corner to eat up the final seconds of the match.
AGUERO FIRES WIDE! He did wonderfully well to fashion a chance by coming inside of Valencia with his chest after a brilliant cross by Silva. So close!
We're expecting six additional minutes, so there's still time for City to pul level.
Hopefully it's just a case of cramp for Rashford as he's coaxed back to his feet.
Rashford has pulled up! He limps back up to his feet as United have no more substitutions. The forward goes back down in the centre circle and may have to be taken off.
Darmian goes down again with cramp and can't continue. He hobbles off to be replaced by youngster Tim Fosu-Mensah as United make their final change.
A problem for Darmian postpones van Gaal's substitution. Fellaini was set to come on for Carrick but has been told to sit back down as they wait to see whether Darmian is okay.
Aguero is brought down by Smalling on the turn and the City players are asking why he hasn't receiving a second yellow card for that. Smalling has been superb today but is very, very lucky to have not been sent off.
Mangala is booked! The French defender charged into the back of Jesse Lingard and United win a free kick and a good crossing opportunity.
Navas blazes over this time! He couldn't keep his effort down after some good initial movement to find the space for the shot.
City win another corner and it's all very messy inside the United penalty area as shots are fired in and blocked in quick succession. City have upped the tempo but still can't find the net!
How have they missed?! Bony can't fire home from a couple yards! Aguero's knock back was met by Toure at the far post who touched it on for Bony who just had to hit it cleanly but Smalling blocks! City win the corner.
Aguero has an effort this time from outside the area but he's not connected cleanly and his shot goes wayward. Following that, Mata has been taken off to be replaced by Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Clichy has a shot from long range on his weaker foot which goes miles wide, to the displeasure of the home crowd. City had worked themselves into a decent position as they continue to press for an equaliser.
POST! Toure makes a marauding run down the left and produces a great cross passed blind to find the glancing head of Aguero, but his header strikes the near post!
Bony with a chance! Smalling does excellently to block close-range his effort from Sagna's cross. The block ricochets back off Bony and out for a goal kick.
Toure's shot from outside the area is blocked by his teammate Bony. Meanwhile, van Gaal makes his first change as Antonio Valencia comes on to replace Rojo.
Darmian does brilliantly to stay with his runner and clear for a corner after a cute pass from Aguero was heading into the path of a City runner, right in on goal.
Aguero fires in a shot from a very acute angle which blazes over the bar. He did well to beat Blind but the angle made that almost impossible, even for Aguero.
Fernandinho blocks to deny Rashford, whose effort was goalbound after being played in by by Darmian, and it's all too easy for United. Before that Martial had a pop from outside the area which Caballero parried out. United win a corner but Blind's poor delivery is cleared.
Bony's first involvement is positive. Clichy does well on the left flank by hanging up a cross which the big striker gets to first but his headed effort lacks power and is an easy claim for De Gea.
Demichelis' nightmare of a match is over! He's been hauled by Pellegrini for Wilfried Bony. City have used all three of their substitutions before the 55th minute! Fernandinho has shifted back into defence.
Caballero makes his first save! Martial tees up Rojo who was rushing into the box and fired low at the near post but the replacement goalkeeper was up to the challenge.
Without wanting to sound too harsh, Demichelis has cost his side a goal and a player so far. He's having an absolute calamity out there.
And the substitution is finally made. Hart is stretchered off the field. This will be a worry for England too as the international break approaches.
Hart has pulled a muscle in that clearance, which came from Demichelis' mistake. He'll be replaced by League Cup hero Willy Caballero. Toure is having some stern words with Demichelis.
Error from Demichelis! Shambles at the back from City. The Argentine tried to pass back to Joe Hart but his casual attempt is charged down by Martial. Hart just manages to get to it first but has injured himself in the process!
No changes at the break. United kick off for the second half. City will need to do a lot more in this half.
HALF TIME! 18-year-old Marcus Rashford's goal separates the sides at the break. City have looked particularly uninspiring, while the away side have caused a lot of problems for City's dodgy defenders Mangala and Demichelis.
Rashford goes down in the area, nothing given! There was definite contact on the youngster from Demichelis but he was looking for the penalty. United players are incensed as they stick up for their young teammate, who was skilfully played into the box by Schneiderlin's backheel flick.
Two minutes of additional time have been signalled for at the end of the half.
So close! Navas' delivery from the right is flicked on by Sagna at the near post and falls to Toure who can't properly connect. Toure's shot is scuffed but the Ivorian is desperate for a penalty as he feels he was pulled down.
Blind has now gotten some revenge, shoving Aguero to the ground near the corner flag. City win a free kick in a promising crossing position. No love lost between the pair.
Blind is down after being accidentally kicking Aguero's foot as they both chased down the same ball. It looks as though he'll be okay.
Toure charges into the box via the left channel but is brought down by Smalling, fairly in the eyes of the referee. City will need more of that impetus if they're to get back into it.
Clichy plays in a brilliant ball for Aguero, but the forward is marshalled well by Blind who directs him away from goal. The move ends in a Navas shot going behind for a corner.
Better from Navas! Driving down the right, he gets the better of Rojo and drills in a cross which is cleared behind for a corner by Smalling.
So close from Toure! The Ivorian lines one up from a central position outside the area, and expertly curls a low, finessed shot at De Gea's goal, but his effort bounces just wide. De Gea was at full stretch to his right, and looked like he may have had it covered anyway.
Rojo wins a corner thanks to Sagna's block. The fullback was played in by Rashford but delayed his cross just a bit. Blind's delivery is whipped in with pace but misses those in the middle.
Toure attempts to curl in a cross for Aguero but doesn't get the curl on it that he'd have wanted, allowing De Gea to easily claim. Aguero isn't getting any quality service.
Here is that substitution, Fernando replaces Sterling.
It seems Sterling is unable to shake off his groin problem, with City readying Fernando to replace him.
Sterling has picked up a knock and isn't walking perfectly, hopefully he'll be able to run it off.
Hart dives to his right to save a long-range effort from Martial. United are looking dangerous!
GOAL!!! RASHFORD OPENS THE SCORING FOR UNITED! Mata plays in the teenager at the edge of the area but he still has a lot of work to do before getting his shot away. Rashford leaves Demichelis for dead before going on-one-one and side footing it passed Hart!
Great save from De Gea! Navas was unmarked deep at the far post after brilliant combination play by Sterling and Silva to set up the Spaniard. Corner for City.
Rashford's burst down the right earns United their first corner as he's tackled by Clichy. Blind's first attempt is stopped by the referee for some pushing in the area. His second effort is punched clear by Joe Hart.
Demichelis competently reads Martial's clever pass forward for Lingard, denying the forward an opportunity.
Yellow for Smalling! Chris Smalling is the first man to get his name taken by Michael Oliver for pulling back Sergio Aguero who was dashing forward.
Navas with the shot! Just fired wide! Silva does well to feed Sterling down the left flank, the winger cuts it back for Navas whose fierce shot goes wide.
Fernandinho gets a talking to from Michael Oliver for his lunging challenge on Michael Carrick as the England midfielder pumps the ball clear.
There's a record crowd in at the Etihad today; 55,000 spectators!
City win a corner in the opening 15 seconds as Jesus Navas' cross from the right is headed behind by Darmian.
KICK OFF! We're underway at a sold out Etihad!
We're moments away as referee Michael Oliver leads both sides out onto the field. City captained today by Yaya Toure; United by Michael Carrick.
Man Utd XI: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Rojo; Schneiderlin, Carrick; Lingard, Mata, Martial; Rashford.
Man City XI: Hart; Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Clichy; Fernandinho, Toure; Navas, Sterling, Silva; Aguero.
Raheem Sterling returns for Manuel Pellegrini’s men. Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi are ruled out through injury, meaning Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala start in the heart of defence, as they did in City’s 4-1 defeat to Liverpool earlier in the season. Bacary Sagna is preferred to Pablo Zabaleta.
Louis van Gaal makes two changes to the side that crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday evening, with Matteo Darmian and Morgan Schneiderlin preferred to Guillermo Varela and Marouane Fellaini.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage from the Etihad Stadium ahead of the Manchester Derby! Today’s hosts are hanging on to their top four spot by a thread, with West Ham and visitors Manchester United in hot pursuit.
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