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City thrives in tense battle

In an anxious Manchester derby, the Sky Blues do more than enough to win

Updated: April 30, 2012, 7:05 PM ET
By Michael Cox | Special to ESPN.com

Manchester City had beaten Manchester United in a good game, and now City has beaten United in a poor game. The two Manchester derbies this season have been completely opposing in style. The first was an open, attractive game of football that saw City recording a historic 6-1 win with some fabulous goals; the second was low in quality with the only strike coming from a set piece.

It is obvious which game will be remembered more in a year: the win at Old Trafford that featured, among ...

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