IBTimes: Team news - Big news for United. Nani and Berbatov have recovered from their injuries, along with Paul Scholes and Vidic who have all miraculously recovered! (Fergie may have been playing mind-games when he said the flu would leave Scholes and Vidic out! You cheeky old man!)
City have Carlos Tevez fit! Yes, that man alone could decide where the tie goes. The blues have no other injury worries.
City: Hart; Zabaleta, K Toure, Kompany, Boateng; Y Toure, De jong, Barry, Silva, Tevez, Milner
Subs: Given, Richards, Lescott, Kolarov, Adebayor, Johnson, Vieira
United: Van der Sar, Rafael, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Nani, Fletcher, Carrick, Scholes, Park, Berbatov
Subs: Amos, Brown, Smalling, Hernandez, O'Shea, Obertan, Gibson.
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1 min: IBTimes - And the players walk out onto the pitch, amidst a much vocal City of Manchester Stadium. Ladies and gentleman, gear up!
And City kick-off! New force against Established giants, is how the sky commentator puts it.
4 min: IBTimes - Toure comes forward with the ball and sidefoots it to Boateng. The defender lobs it to Tevez who escaped Vidic with his first touch, but chose not to shoot. Gave himself too much to do and Evra wins it off him.
6 min: IBTimes - It will be an interesting battle in mid-field. Scholes vs De Jong, neither of whom know's the first thing about tackling! Anyone see the funny side of it?
7 min: IBTimes - City are pressurizing United high up the field. The Red devils were forced to play back to Van der Sar who had to clear hastily to avoid the sliding Tevez.
8 min: IBTimes - Kolo Toure releases Milner down the right. Milner whips in a beauty, but there was no one in the box to meet it. Pity. That was one good-looking cross.
9 min: IBTimes - United get out of their half for the first time in the game, with Evra lobbing forward for Park. Comes to nothing though.
12 min: IBTimes - Neat play by City. They spread the ball and Barry frees Zabaletta down the left with a lob. But Zab showed too much of it to Rafael and is dispossessed.
15 min: IBTimes - United are slowly making the way up the pitch. Carrick releases Fletcher but he finds his legs taken out by who else, Nigel De Jong.
17 min: IBTimes - Nani is released down the right, and his cross draws a corner off Barry. It is cleared by De Jong, but Rafael picks it up and lobs it back in. Berbatov heads it goal-wards but it is hoofed away by Toure. United again pick it up and attack, until Carrick finds himself with the ball 30 yards out, decides to shoot, but skies it high.
19 min: IBTimes - That was United best spell of possession. More of that and we could see a goal. But United now have Evra on the ground. He landed awkwardly from an attempted header. O'shea warms up, just a precaution.
21 min: IBTimes - Another good spell of United possession in the City half, but it comes to nothing as Fletcher miss-controls and concedes a throw in.
22 min: IBTimes - First chance of the game. Evra runs forwards, plays a one-two with Park, gets the return but could shoot only with his weaker right foot. Easy save for Hart.
24 min: IBTimes - Nani is floored after a clash with Barry. The United physio is out again, and Nani is back on his feet.
27 min: IBTimes - Silva's incisive pass releases Milner, but good defending by a sliding Vidic and it's a City corner. United clear. Neither team has managed to set a tempo to their game.
30 mins: IBTimes - Berbatov races down the right side cross-field and gives it to Evra on the left. But the Frenchman's attempted cross ends up as a goal-kick.
33 Min: IBTimes - Fletcher finds Scholes in the middle with acres of space. The veteran moves forward before delightfully lobbing for Berbatov, but it's just a bit over hit and comes to nothing. At the other end, MIlner's cross ends up as a corner. It's headed up and Van der Sar collects it, but lands outside conceding another corner. Comes to nothing.
34 Min: IBTimes - Ah yes, the shoving and pushing has started. Between Berbatov and K Toure, both trying to grab the ball after the ref's whistle. It's soon clamed down by the ref. Cheers.
36 Min: IBTimes - Scholes challenges Milner in the middle about 35 yards from goal. Interesting position for a free-kick, but whats more interesting is the person lined up to take it - Carlos Tevez.
37 Min: IBTimes - And Tevez curls it around the wall but Van der Sar dives to parry it out for a corner. Good save.
39 Min: IBTimes - Mark is felled in the middle, and he takes the free kick quickly laying it wide left for Evra. The Frenchman does everything right, except for crossing - he takes too much time and Kompany tackles and clears.
41 Min: IBTimes - Good build up play from United sees Evra's cross finding Berbatov lurking at the right of the City D. He tries the Volley but doesn't connect properly and it's an easy save for Joe Hart.
43 Min: IBTimes - Both teams are losing the ball to each other here, either with heavy touches or loose balls.
44 Min: IBTimes - First yellow card of the game - Yes, it's Paul Scholes for a nothing tackle on Barry. Referee Chris Foy seems to have lost his patience. A yellow card for that!?
46 Min: IBTimes - It's almost half time in the 157th Manchester derby, and neither team has scored yet.
47 Min: IBTimes - First clash in the derby. Rafael against Tevez. Brazilian against Argentinian. Foy has no idea what they're saying to each other, but he sends them their different ways.
49 Min: IBTimes - Y Toure fouled wide down City's right. Silva delivers it but it goes wide. That was the last play of the first half. Half time - 0-0!
51 Min: IBTimes - Wrap - Neither team has grabbed the game yet. The game started out with City pressuring United high up the field, but United gradually pulled back and by the time the half-ended, it was quite an entertaining, fast-paced affair. Tevez came closest to a goal with that free-kick. The game is wide open, and tempers will flare as the game goes on. Stay tuned, while i catch a breather. See y'all in 15!
64 Min: IBTimes - And we're back. In all fairness, the first half wasn't what we expected and wasn't what a Manchester derby ought to be. Mancini should throw his defensive-mindedness down the bin. We need a football match here!!!
66 Min: IBTimes - And United kick-off, playing from the left.
67 Min: IBTimes - Loose ball from Scholes in his own half finds Tevez. The Argentinian attempts a one-two with Silva but the return pass finds itself tangled in a forest of red-socked feet.
69 Min: IBTimes - Rafael seems to be limping a bit. And Wes Brown will come on for the injured Brazilian. First substitution of the game.
70 Min: IBTimes - United keeping hold of the ball in typical United fashion, stringing passes and making their way wide before crossing.
73 Min: IBTimes - City are pegged back as United continue their pass and move techniques.
75 Min: IBTimes - City's supporters are going through their whole list of compositions. Don't usually hear this lot so vocal.
79 Min: IBTimes - Berbatov saved by Hart there in the first shot of the second half. Good interplay btw the United midfield and Wes Brown can deliver a cross from the right. Berbatov backwards to meet the cross and tries to direct it goalwards with a first time volley. Easy for Hart though. At the other end, Tevez runs through the Red defence, cuts in from the left and shoots straight and Van der Sar.
82 Min: IBTimes - United attack and Fletcher's cross is blocked by Kompany for a corner. Nani takes it short, gets the return and delivers a good ball in at the far post but only finds blue shirts who head it out.
84 Min: IBTimes - Milner falls down but whacks his head against Vidic's knee. Physio's are out again, but he soon up on his feet and the game restarts.
87 Min: IBTimes - United string small one-twos and triangles and Fletcher breaks free, but he is adjudged to be offside. The first offside decision of the game, so far. Story of the game so far. Needs to be more entertaining!
88 Min: IBTimes - City corner. But Evra just sits on the ground and say's that's it. I can't continue. And O'shea comes on while Evra limps off.
91 Min: IBTimes - Now City pass around in their defence. This is a Manchester derby, and believe it or not, the game is yet to pick up. Are we hoping too much from one of the biggest derbies in England?
93 Min: IBTimes - Brown brings down Milner and earns himself a yellow card. That will be Milner's last involvement in the game, as Adam Johnson comes in.
96 Min: IBTimes - And Johnson immediately shows his quality. De Jong wins the ball from Nani and spreads it right for Johnson, who rushes in with pace and cuts in between two defenders. Though it is cleared by an rushing Kompany, that was quality. Why doesn't Mancini start with him? I guess we'll never know!
98 Min: IBTimes - United substitution - Berbatov Out, Hernandez In. And with that Mexican gem on the field, a goal is yet possible.
100 Min: IBTimes - City Substitution - Boateng Out, Kolarov In. Kolarov is coming in for his 4th appearance for City.
101 Min: IBTimes - With 80 minutes on the clock, this looks like it could be a goalless draw. But you can never say in this fixture.
102 Min: IBTimes - Possession: Manchester City 56%-44% Manchester United.
103 Min: IBTimes - Kolarov breaks down the left and his cross goes out for a corner. Silva's corner is met by K Toure but his header goes upwards and not goal-wards. United clear.
105 Min: IBTimes - Elsewhere, Chelsea have won their own derby against Fulham 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. So, Chelsea will have their 2 point advantage if there is a winner, and 3 points otherwise.
108 Min: IBTimes - Adam Johnson runs down the right with the ball, and his trick goes through the legs of the defender onto the path of the on-rushing Zabaletta. He cuts in, making the angel easier, but his shot just flew over.
109 Min: BTimes - Oh that was poor. United kept the ball so well deep in the City half, until Wes Btown poked the ball wide in anticipation of a player to meet his pass. Poor concentration.
110 Min: IBTimes - It's 90 minutes now, and th ref has signaled d4 minutes of added time.
111 Min: IBTimes - It's all United now. Hernandez breaks free, but K Toure comings sliding in and it's a good block!
112 Min: IBTimes - City are going to make a late change, in hopes of Adebayor scoring. 1
113 Min: IBTimes - Tevez and y Toure try ti break free, but the Argentinian ran into a forest of United walls.
114 Min: IBTimes - Substitution - Tevez out, Adebayor In. It's almost full time here. Pretty pointless substitution!
115 Min: IBTimes - And that's the end of a sad Manchester derby. Full time - 0-0!
106 Min: IBTimes - Wrap - It was nothing like people expected and hoped. The most evenly contested Manchester derby was, in all fairness, a boring affair without many clear-cut chances of goal. Nothing much to say about the match. Just a couple of chances and no real tempo from either team. So, they share the spoils. Chelsea have a four point lead at the top. That's it from us at IBTimes. Tune in to our website - www.ibtimes.com/sports/ - for the latest news and updates. Also tune in to our weekends coverage of Aston Villa - Manchester United. That's it from me. Thank you, one and all. Have a good day. Cheers.