Apr 8, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Old Trafford
Man UtdManchester United
1-2
Man CityManchester City
Kompany (59' og.)
Rooney (32'), Rafael (90'), Valencia (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Milner (51'), Agüero (78')
Silva (29'), Kompany (42'), Tevez (85'), Zabaleta (90'), Barry (90')

Half-Time Report: No goals in Manchester derby

The first half of the Manchester derby between United and City ends goalless at Old Trafford.

Neither Manchester United nor Manchester City could open the scoring in the first half of their derby match at Old Trafford this evening.

Carlos Tevez and Ryan Giggs battle for possession during the Manchester Derby on April 8, 2013© PA Photos

The hosts were the first to test the opposition goalkeeper, calling Joe Hart into action after just three minutes when Danny Welbeck flicked a header towards the near post. However, the England keeper got across to comfortably save his compatriot's effort.

United came close again in the ninth minute after Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie combined to set up a chance for the latter, who held off Pablo Zabaleta before flashing a low shot just wide.

City's first real chance came in the 26th minute when Samir Nasri picked up a loose ball in the area, but he skewed his effort well wide when he should have done better.

United came within inches of breaking the deadlock just before half time when Van Persie flicked the ball on to Rafael da Silva, only for the Brazilian to see his shot deflect off the woodwork on its way behind.

Manachester United manager Alex Ferguson and Manchester City Roberto Mancini shakes hands before kick off on December 9, 2012
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2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
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12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
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16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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