EPL preview: Momentum at stake as Manchester giants clash

In his last six seasons as Everton manager, David Moyes led his side to victory over City in nine out of 12 games, including four consecutive successes between 2009 and 2011.

updated: September 21, 2013 10:38 IST
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London: Manchester United and Manchester City approach Sunday's 166th city derby knowing defeat for either side would leave them in danger of being cut adrift in the Premier League title race.

The new season is only four games old, but both sides have already squandered points -- United drawing at home to Chelsea and losing at Liverpool, City drawing at Stoke City and going down at Cardiff City.

The pair already trail leaders Liverpool by three points and should Brendan Rodgers's men prevail at home to Southampton on Saturday, if either side loses the derby, they will find themselves six points off the pace.

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