*Ahead of Saturday evening crunch tie in the title race between Manchester City & Man United, we are going down the memory lane on Naijaloaded Sport*
Robin van Persie’s injury-time winner sent Manchester United six points clear at the top of the Premier League after a stormy derby win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in December, 2012.
Wayne Rooney’s two first-half goals put the leaders in control against the reigning champions – but Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta put City level as the game entered its closing moments.
Van Persie, who City manager Roberto Mancini admitted he wanted to sign before his £24m summer move from Arsenal to Old Trafford, then demonstrated his worth with his 14th goal of the season as his free-kick deflected off Samir Nasri and beyond a stretching Joe Hart.
Ugly scenes followed, United’s Rio Ferdinand suffering a cut eye as he appeared to be struck by an object thrown during the celebrations and City keeper Joe Hart having to restrain a pitch invader as he advanced towards the defender.
Watch the Highlights below:
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