Sunday, October 23, 2011
Manchester United endured a derby day to forget as they suffered a 6-1 thumping at the hands of local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Hours after finding himself the subject of more headlines after a fire at his home, controversial striker Mario Balotelli inspired the thrashing with an impressive brace.
But it was Jonny Evans' sending off in the 47th minute which marked the start of a downward spiral for the hosts.
Sergio Aguero grabbed the third for City before super substitute Edin Dzeko fired home two either side of a strike from David Silva as Sir Alex Ferguson's men completely unravelled in stoppage time.
City's emphatic win keeps them sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League and gives them a five-point cushion over reigning champions United.