TITLE ASPIRATIONS ON THE LINE THIS SATURDAY FOR MANCHESTER CITY WHEN THEY
VISIT OLD TRAFFORD TO TAKE ON MANCHESTER UNITED LIVE ON SETANTA
TORONTO (February 8, 2011) – Manchester United look to continue their recent dominance over Manchester City in league play when the two clubs meet at Old Trafford Saturday, February 12 at 7 a.m. ET/ 4 a.m. PT live and exclusive on Setanta Sports.
The Manchester Derby is the first of two live Barclays Premier League matches on Saturday and three for the weekend:
Liverpool v Wigan Athletic Saturday, February 12 @ 10 a.m. ET
Bolton v Everton Sunday, February 13 @ 10:15 a.m. ET
Manchester United had their dream of an undefeated BPL season dashed this past Saturday when they were shocked 2-1 by bottom-feeding Wolverhampton. The Red Devils jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third minute thanks to a goal by Luis Nani. However, George Elokobi equalized in the 10th minute and Kevin Doyle’s marker in the 39th minute proved to be the winner for Wolves. It was the club's first loss in 25 league matches this season leaving United with a 15-9-1 record and a four-point lead over second-place Arsenal.
The United loss allowed their rivals Manchester City to inch closer with a 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. City sits in third spot just six points behind table leading Manchester United.
Manchester United holds a decided advantage in league play over their geographical rivals in this storied match-up. The Red Devils have won 57 league matches between the clubs to 37 for City with 48 matches ending in a draw. The mastery by United over City has been pronounced over the last couple of seasons as they have gone 4-1-0 in the last five league derbies. The Citizens last win over United in a league match was a 2-1 result on February 10, 2008 at Old Trafford.
This match features the Premier League’s two top offensive players this season in Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov (19 goals) and his counterpart for City Carlos Tevez (18 goals). Tevez played for United for two seasons between 2007 and 2009 before moving to City. He became just the 20th player, and the first since Andy Cole suited up for Man City during the 2005-06 season after playing from 1995-2001 with the Red Devils, to play for both clubs..