Manchester United went 6 points clear at the top of the table after a dramatic win over neighbours City at The Etihad Stadium.
The performance of United in this fixture last season was heavily critized by the fans for the way in which they showed very little fight in a 1-0 loss. This season it was very different.
United played with a tempo, a purpose, a determination to rid themselves of last seasons shambles and ensure they left the Etihad with something.
They did. 3 points and a huge confidence boost heading into the Christmas fixtures.
There was plenty to admire from a Red perspective, here are my Top 5 GIF moments…
1.Patrice Evra pass
With the ball dropping awkwardly in front of him, Evra plays a superb first time pass on the half volley into Robin van Persie with the perfect weight for him to run on to and cross.
2. Jonny Evans diagonal pass
Jonny Evans continues to cement himself as a first choice centre back, not only for his defending but his ability when on the ball. This diagonal ping out wide to Antonio Valencia is one that Paul Scholes would be proud off. Stunning.
3. Robin van Persie skill pass
As Van Persie receives the ball under high City pressure, he takes one touch to flick the ball up and then passes it to Antonio Valencia over his head on the volley.
4. David de Gea saves
De Gea is our best keeper, and for me easily our #1. He has the ability to make world class saves every game. This was no different as he does brilliantly to get down and stop the first shot from Tevez and then showing great reflexes to save what looked a certain goal from David Silva.
Unfortunately or him, the next effort from Toure did beat him.
He will feel he earned his luck which was displayed in this save from Silva (last replay shows hint of moving shoulder towards the ball?) later in the game, and it was great to see his penalty box dominance improving as he made several nice punches like this one
5. Rio Ferdinand back header
As a Joe Hart goal kick heads to Rio, he is wrestling with Tevez for positioning He then, instead of heading it back to City plays a lovely little back header to help United keep possession.
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