Manchester derby : fourth vs second
In round 35 of the English Premiership, fourth placed Manchester City will battle it out against second placed Manchester United.
Both teams have something to chase with just four matches left (five for City) in the season and for United its the title and for City its fourth place.
In their earlier match this season United edged City 4-3 through a goal deep in injury time and since then there have been some changes at City.
City are going into the derby on equal form with United having won four, drawn one and lost one in their last six matches.
Even though a win will not immediately change the ladder position of either team, a win will go a long way in helping at least keep the teams in the hunt for fourth place or the title.
Here are some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:
|Man Utd||Man City|
|Failed to score||6||5|
|Ave. goals scored||2.3||2.1|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.8||1.2|
|Biggest win||Wigan 0 - 5 Man United|
Man United 5 - 0 Wigan
Man United 5 - 0 Portsmouth
|Burnley 1 - 6 Man City|
|Biggest loss||Fulham 3 - 0 Man United||Tottenham 3 - 0 Man City|
|Score 3 or more||16||12|
|Concede 3 or more||3||5|
|Ave. goals scored||2.6||2.4|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.6||1.1|
|Ave. goals scored||1.9||1.8|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.9||1.4|
|2007/8||3||Manchester City||1||Manchester United||0|
|2007/8||26||Manchester United||1||Manchester City||2|
|2008/9||15||Manchester City||0||Manchester United||1|
|2008/9||36||Manchester United||2||Manchester City||0|
|2009/10||6||Manchester United||4||Manchester City||3|