Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero scored the only goal of the game as the Sky Blues got back to winning ways at the Etihad, reports BBC
Manchester United will have felt they deserved to be ahead after their impressive showing in the first-half, with Adnan Januzaj and Robin Van Persie missing opportunities to break the deadlock.
But the hosts also had chances to take the lead, with Sergio Aguero looking particularly lively in the final third. Manchester United ‘keeper David De Gea made important saves to keep the score down.
The game took a change after 38 minutes, however, with United defender Chris Smalling picking up a second yellow card for a blatant foul on City midfielder James Milner. It led to a City onslaught for the rest of the first-half, and after the break, and eventually their pressure told.
Sergio Aguero steered home a cross to put the hosts ahead in the game, and despite a scare by a resurgent counter-attacking Manchester United side, they held out for a vital win.
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