Manchester derby games are always tense and tightly contested affairs, and todays Old Trafford clash between the Londoners and their noisy neighbours did little to break the mould.
City appeared to have a slight edge in the first half, playing assuredly, and demonstrating to a packed house that they weren't overawed by their illustrious neighbours.
With Giggs scampering down the left flank like a teenager, and Scholes orchestrating events from midfield, United broke the deadlock on forty minutes.
A lumped clearance from Van Der Sar eventually found Nani in space, after a touch by Giggs, where he coolly converted past a flailing Joe Hart.
Half time:- 1-0
In the second half, City equalised with an arse goal.
A shot by Dzeko was deflected past the United keeper by Silva's arse, levelling the scores, to the delight of the City contingent.
But the decisive moment came when Scholes found Nani in space on the right. The mini-me Ronaldo crossed the ball, and Rooney executed a perfect overhead kick which sailed into the top corner, spectacularly settling a match which City tried hard to dominate.
Final score:- 2-1
United fan, Jarbo the Killer was ecstatic outside Old Trafford as the crowds melted away.
"Rooney's goal was blasting it mate! Pure roof off stuff! Reminded me of Denis Law. People will be talking about that goal for years to come. If it doesn't win 'Goal Of The Season' I'll flash me nuts on the town hall steps."
City fan, Bertie Bluenose was magnanimous in defeat, telling Skoob Sports News:
"I'm gutted me. Gutted. Everybody's talking about Shrek, and his bastard overhead kick, when what they really should be talking about is David Silva's spectacular arse goal. You'll never see a better arse goal than that."
More as we get it.