Ahead of tomorrow’s game – the 169th Manchester derby – we have pulled together some key statistics from the history of this special fixture. For all the key numbers, look no further…
Manchester Derby Statistics: In Summary
During the 120-year period between 1894 and 2014, Man Utd have won 16 more derby games than Man City. We have 59 wins to City’s 43. There have also been 43 draws in league meetings between the two clubs.
The top 10 Manchester derby goalscorers are shown below.
|Wayne Rooney||Man United||11|
|Joe Hayes||Man City||10|
|Francis Lee||Man City||10|
|Bobby Charlton||Man United||9|
|Colin Bell||Man City||8|
|Eric Cantona||Man United||8|
|Brian Kidd||Man United & Man City||8|
|Joe Spence||Man United||8|
|Paul Scholes||Man United||7|
|Dennis Viollet||Man United||7|
City still have a long, long way to go before catching United in the domestic honours table. United have 20 league titles to City’s 4, 11 FA Cups to City’s 5, 4 League Cups to City’s 3, and 20 Community Shields to City’s 4.
Premier League Results
Man Utd’s biggest derby win in the Premier League era was the 5-0 victory at Old Trafford on 10 November 1994 (full highlights here, and that was the last time we beat them by a really significant margin. City’s 6-1 thrashing of United on our own turf, however, remains the most remarkable (and totally sickening) result in the period from 1992 onwards.
Most Manchester Derby Appearances
Ryan Giggs leads the appearances table with 36, followed by Bobby Charlton (27) and Paul Scholes (26).
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