Manchester City ensured David Moyes' first derby as Manchester United manager ended in abject humiliation with a crushing victory at the Etihad Stadium.

In contrast to the despair of his opposite number, it was a day of delight for new City boss Manuel Pellegrini as he watched the rampant Blues make a powerful statement about their Premier League ambitions.

Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure gave City a commanding half-time lead and any slim hopes of a United recovery were snuffed out by further goals from Aguero and Samir Nasri within five minutes of the restart.

'Important' derby win delights Pellegrini

Wayne Rooney's late free-kick offered nothing in the way of consolation for Moyes or United on a day of embarrassment that will sit uncomfortably alongside City's 6-1 win at Old Trafford two seasons ago.

United may have been without Robin van Persie because of a groin strain but the absence of one player - no matter how significant - cannot account for the manner in which Moyes' side were utterly outclassed.

This was arguably a more emphatic win than that Old Trafford thrashing, without the freakish element and simply the result of City's vast superiority in all areas.

Moyes, who never won a derby at Liverpool in 11 years as Everton manager, did not find the Etihad any more forgiving as City picked United apart in midfield, where Toure looked in a different class to United's £27.5m new boy Marouane Fellaini, and in defence as Aguero tormented Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

Pellegrini insisted this was a game City had to win - this they did and with the sort of performance that put down a marker for how the Chilean wants his team to play.

For Moyes, it means he has emerged without a win from the three toughest games of his opening Premier League phase as United manager, drawing at home to Chelsea and losing at Liverpool and now City.

United's consolation?

  • Six of Manchester United's 13 Premier League titles have seen them win only two of their opening five games.
  • Wayne Rooney's late free-kick means he is now the leading scorer in Manchester derbies with 11 strikes

City had already taken control long before Aguero put them ahead after 16 minutes. It was a move typical of so much that was produced by Pellegrini's men as Nasri linked with Aleksandar Kolarov, whose cross was volleyed home instinctively by the Argentine.

Rooney was virtually shouldering United's burden alone and with mounting frustration. It was no surprise when it boiled over and he was booked for a challenge on City captain Vincent Kompany, but at least he was showing the intent and desire markedly absent in the rest of his colleagues.

The only surprise was that City were still only one goal ahead as the first half drew to a conclusion but they got the lead their complete dominance deserved in stoppage time when Toure was unmarked at the far post to turn in Alvaro Negredo's touch from Nasri's corner.

If Moyes harboured hopes that the respite of the interval would provide some inspiration for his hapless United team, they were shattered within minutes of the restart as City quickly added two more goals to turn this derby into a rout.

United's defence went missing in the 47th minute when Kolarov and Negredo combined and the predatory Aguero was once more the beneficiary with a simple side-footed finish.

City deserved to win derby - Moyes

City were swarming all over United and the fourth came three minutes later when Jesus Navas crossed from the right for colleagues who were queuing up to score, the outstanding Nasri completing the job with a perfect volley.

In what almost seemed like an act of damage limitation, Moyes immediately introduced Tom Cleverley for Ashley Young, who had been arguably the worst among a whole collection of shocking United performers.

City, understandably, eased off and at least allowed United sight of goal, with Joe Hart saving well from Fellaini and Patrice Evra striking the upright with a powerful header.

Rooney deserved something for his efforts and he got it with a brilliant free-kick that made him the highest scorer in Manchester derbies 11 goals - but there was nothing else to please United on a day when they felt the full force of City's power.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Manchester City

  • 01 Hart
  • 04 Kompany
  • 05 Zabaleta
  • 13 Kolarov
  • 33 Nastasic Booked
  • 08 Nasri
  • 15 Navas (Milner - 71' )
  • 25 Fernandinho
  • 42 Toure
  • 09 Negredo (Dzeko - 75' )
  • 16 Aguero (Garcia - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Pantilimon
  • 02 Richards
  • 06 Lescott
  • 07 Milner
  • 14 Garcia
  • 10 Dzeko
  • 35 Jovetic

Manchester United

  • 01 De Gea
  • 03 Evra
  • 05 Ferdinand
  • 12 Smalling
  • 15 Vidic
  • 10 Rooney Booked
  • 16 Carrick
  • 18 Young (Cleverley - 52' )
  • 25 Valencia Booked
  • 31 Fellaini
  • 19 Welbeck

Substitutes

  • 40 Amos
  • 06 Evans
  • 28 Buttner
  • 17 Nani
  • 23 Cleverley
  • 26 Kagawa
  • 14 Hernandez
Ref: H Webb
Att: 47,156

Match Stats

Shots

18 14

On target

5 3

Corners

8 4

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:10 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:47

Shot by Edin Dzeko went wide of the left-hand upright.

90:00 +2:37

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:30

Free kick taken by Samir Nasri.

90:00 +2:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yaya Toure by Nemanja Vidic.

90:00 +1:38

Matija Nastasic manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:34

The ball is delivered by Patrice Evra.

90:00 +1:11

Clearance made by Chris Smalling.

89:32

James Milner manages to make a clearance.

89:00

Clearance by Samir Nasri.

88:59

Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.

88:57

Clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

88:55

Patrice Evra crosses the ball.

88:45

Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

88:42

A cross is delivered by Marouane Fellaini.

88:33

Antonio Valencia produces a cross.

88:22

Patrice Evra manages to make a clearance.

87:46

Wayne Rooney takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

87:31

Header at goal by Marouane Fellaini misses left of the target.

87:29

Centre by Chris Smalling.

86:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Wayne Rooney - Man City 4 - 1 Man Utd Wayne Rooney hits the back of the net with a direct shot from the free kick. Man City 4-1 Man Utd.

85:53 Substitution

Substitution (Man City) makes a substitution, with Francisco Javi Garcia coming on for Sergio Aguero.

83:59

Matija Nastasic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney.

83:03

Free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.

82:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Cleverley by Luis Fernandinho.

81:13

Nemanja Vidic takes the free kick.

80:43

The official flags Sergio Aguero offside.

80:40

Joe Hart takes the free kick.

80:03

Unfair challenge on Vincent Kompany by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick.

79:52

Header by Nemanja Vidic goes harmlessly over the bar. Wayne Rooney takes a shot. A parry by Joe Hart prevents the goal.

79:48

Wayne Rooney delivers the ball.

79:44

Clearance by Edin Dzeko.

79:43

Header by Patrice Evra strikes the woodwork.

79:42

Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

79:39

Corner taken by Wayne Rooney from the right by-line.

77:41

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. David De Gea parries the effort to safety.

76:44

Joe Hart manages to make a clearance.

76:32

Rio Ferdinand makes a clearance.

76:31

The ball is swung over by Pablo Zabaleta.

76:12

Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

76:11

James Milner sends in a cross.

74:53 Substitution

Substitution Edin Dzeko on for Alvaro Negredo.

74:10

Clearance by Rio Ferdinand.

74:09

Alvaro Negredo sends in a cross.

73:24

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

72:16

Clearance by Patrice Evra.

72:14

Danny Welbeck makes a clearance.

72:14

The ball is swung over by Pablo Zabaleta.

71:08

Alvaro Negredo takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

70:34 Substitution

Substitution James Milner replaces Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

68:26

Luis Fernandinho manages to make a clearance.

68:23

Wayne Rooney crosses the ball in from the free kick.

67:56

Wayne Rooney fouled by Pablo Zabaleta, the ref awards a free kick.

67:43

Clearance made by Yaya Toure.

67:40

Corner taken by Wayne Rooney from the right by-line.

67:13

Shot by Marouane Fellaini. Joe Hart parries the effort to safety.

66:35

Clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

65:58

Danny Welbeck takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

65:14

Clearance by Vincent Kompany.

65:11

The ball is delivered by Chris Smalling.

64:36

Nemanja Vidic manages to make a clearance.

64:22

Nemanja Vidic manages to make a clearance.

63:44

Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

63:44

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

63:16

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta.

63:11

Antonio Valencia crosses the ball.

62:50

Wayne Rooney fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Yaya Toure.

61:53

Foul by Luis Fernandinho on Danny Welbeck, free kick awarded.

61:28

Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

60:56

Chris Smalling is caught offside.

60:45

Clearance by Vincent Kompany.

60:07

Patrice Evra makes a clearance.

59:40

Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Blocked by Pablo Zabaleta.

58:16

Clearance by Chris Smalling.

58:13

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line.

57:48

Clearance made by Marouane Fellaini.

57:48

Centre by Yaya Toure.

57:16

Clearance by Vincent Kompany.

57:14

Patrice Evra produces a cross.

56:59

Clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

56:57

Patrice Evra produces a cross.

56:27

Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

55:55

Marouane Fellaini is caught offside.

54:44

Shot by Wayne Rooney cleared the bar.

54:42

The ball is swung over by Chris Smalling.

54:32

Samir Nasri manages to make a clearance.

54:04

Clearance by Pablo Zabaleta.

54:01

Chris Smalling delivers the ball.

53:43

Clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

53:39

Corner from the right by-line taken by Wayne Rooney.

53:11

Clearance made by Aleksandar Kolarov.

53:08

The ball is crossed by Antonio Valencia.

52:50

Clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.

52:35

Shot by Marouane Fellaini went wide left of the goal.

52:17

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

52:16

The ball is swung over by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

52:00

Clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

51:58

Header by Marouane Fellaini goes to the left of the goal.

51:55

The ball is delivered by Patrice Evra.

50:25 Substitution

Substitution Tom Cleverley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Young.

49:51

Assist by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

49:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Samir Nasri - Man City 4 - 0 Man Utd Samir Nasri grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Man City 4-0 Man Utd.

48:29

Centre by Patrice Evra.

46:02

Assist by Alvaro Negredo.

46:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Sergio Aguero - Man City 3 - 0 Man Utd Sergio Aguero slots the ball right footed into the goal. Man City 3-0 Man Utd.

46:03

Alvaro Negredo sends in a cross.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:52 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:45

Assist on the goal came from Alvaro Negredo.

45:00 +0:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Yaya Toure - Man City 2 - 0 Man Utd Yaya Toure grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Man City 2-0 Man Utd.

45:00 +0:45

Header at goal by Alvaro Negredo to the left of the net.

45:00 +0:43

Corner taken by Samir Nasri.

45:00 +0:21

Clearance made by Ashley Young.

45:00 +0:21

Pablo Zabaleta delivers the ball.

45:00 +0:04

Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.

44:33

Patrice Evra makes a clearance.

43:57

Yaya Toure makes a clearance.

43:54

Free kick crossed by Wayne Rooney.

43:01

Luis Fernandinho challenges Chris Smalling unfairly and gives away a free kick.

41:42

Antonio Valencia takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

40:20

Centre by Ashley Young.

39:23

Clearance made by Ashley Young.

39:19

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line.

38:53

Nemanja Vidic manages to make a clearance.

38:49

Corner taken by Samir Nasri.

38:16

Alvaro Negredo takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in.

37:29

Clearance by Marouane Fellaini.

37:21

Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

36:45

Ashley Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta.

36:39

Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

36:11

Danny Welbeck challenges Joe Hart unfairly and gives away a free kick.

36:07

The ball is crossed by Patrice Evra.

35:21

Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.

34:58

Michael Carrick restarts play with the free kick.

34:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Welbeck by Matija Nastasic.

33:07

Clearance by Ashley Young.

32:43

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

32:32

Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

32:19

Alvaro Negredo fouled by Ashley Young, the ref awards a free kick.

31:01

Clearance by Aleksandar Kolarov.

30:22

Clearance made by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

29:33

Gonzalez Jesus Navas restarts play with the free kick.

29:07

Wayne Rooney receives a caution for persistent infringement.

29:07 Booking

Booking

29:00

Wayne Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Vincent Kompany.

28:49

Alvaro Negredo takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Rio Ferdinand.

25:06

Aleksandar Kolarov takes the free kick.

24:16

Foul by Marouane Fellaini on Matija Nastasic, free kick awarded.

24:04

Clearance by Danny Welbeck.

24:02

Corner from the left by-line taken by Samir Nasri.

23:40

Clearance by Michael Carrick.

23:31

Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

22:51

The assistant referee flags for offside against Wayne Rooney.

22:41

Clearance by Marouane Fellaini.

22:05

The ball is delivered by Patrice Evra.

21:31

Matija Nastasic restarts play with the free kick.

20:56

Unfair challenge on Vincent Kompany by Wayne Rooney results in a free kick.

20:42

Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

20:24

Wayne Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Vincent Kompany.

20:13

Patrice Evra takes the free kick.

19:55

Pablo Zabaleta challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick.

18:53

Shot by Samir Nasri went over the crossbar.

18:52

Chris Smalling manages to make a clearance.

18:50

Gonzalez Jesus Navas crosses the ball.

18:09

Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.

18:05

Corner taken by Wayne Rooney.

17:31

Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.

17:28

The ball is sent over by Ashley Young.

15:31

Assist by Aleksandar Kolarov.

15:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Sergio Aguero - Man City 1 - 0 Man Utd Sergio Aguero scores with a left foot finish. Man City 1-0 Man Utd.

15:01

Shot by Alvaro Negredo. Ashley Young gets a block in.

14:58

Clearance by Chris Smalling.

14:58

Samir Nasri crosses the ball in from the free kick.

14:11

Wayne Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Sergio Aguero.

14:04

Samir Nasri takes a short corner.

13:47

Shot by Yaya Toure. Blocked by Nemanja Vidic.

13:40

Clearance by Nemanja Vidic.

12:49

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Michael Carrick gets a block in.

12:37

Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov.

12:12

Nemanja Vidic makes a clearance.

11:57

Aleksandar Kolarov takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Michael Carrick.

11:42

Clearance made by Patrice Evra.

11:39

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot. Blocked by Antonio Valencia.

10:30

Header by Matija Nastasic misses to the right of the target.

10:28

Samir Nasri produces a cross.

10:19

Corner taken by Samir Nasri.

9:35

Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov.

9:35

Clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.

7:52

Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance.

7:17

Luis Fernandinho restarts play with the free kick.

7:09

Antonio Valencia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Fernandinho.

6:56

Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

6:33

The referee blows for offside against Ashley Young.

6:15

Luis Fernandinho makes a clearance.

5:59

Clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.

5:54

Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

4:42 Booking

Booking

4:42

Matija Nastasic goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

4:30

Unfair challenge on Chris Smalling by Matija Nastasic results in a free kick.

3:57

Gonzalez Jesus Navas takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

3:16

Ashley Young makes a clearance.

3:15

Clearance made by Chris Smalling.

3:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Samir Nasri.

1:23

Clearance made by Nemanja Vidic.

0:49

Clearance by Nemanja Vidic.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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