The Biggest Match In Premier League History Featured Managers Fighting And An Upset By The Noisy neighbours

Manchester City vs Manchester United

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English soccer has been around for a long time, but the Premier League is only in its 20th season. And some believe today’s match between cross-town rivals Manchester City and Manchester United was the biggest in league history.With 650 million people watching on television around the world, the Manchester Derby had more than just bragging rights on the line. With just three matches remaining in the season, Manchester United was holding just a three-point lead.

But in the end, Manchester City held on to a 1-0 lead. And having swept the season series with United, now have a commanding lead in their quest for just their third league cup.

On the next few pages we will take a look at the crazy scene in Manchester and how the Derby unfolded.

ESPN had the game on their main channel and even produced this cool mural to promote the game

The scene was Manchester Stadium

Who knew the Smurfs were Man City fans?

The scene was electric

Mario Balotelli was on hand, but did not play

Temperatures were in the upper-50s, but the players looked cold

Diego Maradona, whose son-in-law plays for Manchester City, was in attendance

The slam earned Yaya Touré a yellow card

On the other hand, Roberto Mancini is always animated

Just in case, security was tight

Emotions boiled over late in the game, as the managers had to be separated

Mancini seems to think that all Sir Alex does is talk

Wayne Rooney started to let his frustration show late in the game

A near miss late in the game left the fans in pain

But in the end, Manchester City prevailed, and Liam Gallagher was happy

And so was Diego Maradona

The managers did manage to shake hands after the match as Man City now controls their own fate in the EPL

Now check out Luis Suarez' hat-trick from this past weekend

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