Manchester City F.C. Edge Past Rivals Manchester United in Derby

Manchester City F.C.'s Sergio Aguero smashed his 10th goal of the season as the hosts got the better of Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United.

Updated: November 02, 2014 23:22 IST
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Manchester: Sergio Aguero's goal ensured Louis van Gaal's first Manchester derby ended in defeat as Manchester City F.C. beat 10-man Manchester United 1-0 at Eastlands on Sunday. (Highlights)

United manager Van Gaal's side had to play more than half the match a man down as defender Chris Smalling was sent off in the 39th minute after collecting two needless yellow cards, having charged down goalkeeper Joe Hart's clearance kick before a reckless foul on James Milner.

City had several penalty appeals rejected by referee Michael Oliver before Aguero fired City into a 63rd-minute lead after finishing from close range to crown a superb one-touch move involving Yaya Toure and Gael Clichy.

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