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Premier League, September 22 2013

Manchester City 4
  • Aguero (16, 47)
  • Toure (45)
  • Nasri (50)
Manchester United 1
  • Rooney (87)

This Manchester derby wasn’t just the first for Manuel Pellegrini in charge of Manchester City; it was also the first for David Moyes after he had succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as manager of Manchester United. For the Chilean who had previously managed Real Madrid, Malaga and Villareal, the game turned into a dream; for former Everton boss Moyes, a nightmare, as City turned in a breathtaking display of attacking football that blew their local rivals away. Here, in an exclusive with The Coaches’ Voice, Pellegrini reveals the team selection and tactics behind a win that immediately endeared him to the Etihad faithful.

Starting teams and formations


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