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Tale of the tape: City vs. United

Updated: February 3, 2012, 10:11 AM ET
By James Martin

Sometimes, you have to leave home to be fully appreciated. That's what we learned this week.

Toward the end of the Manchester United versus Stoke City tilt Tuesday, the Old Trafford faithful started to sing Darron Gibson's name. "There's only one Darron Gibson," the refrain went, as the delighted crowd relished the Irishman's goal from distance (can he hit them any other way?). It was his most famous tally for the United cause, one that could prove pivotal in the title race, ...

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