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ENGLAND: Man City undone by Man U comeback

[Posted 08 Aug 2011]
[By Brighton Mupangavanhu]
ENGLAND: Man City undone by Man U comeback

Manchester City looked poised for a great season opening victory against derby arch-rivals Manchester United in the Community Shield final, but their 2-0 halftime lead was overturned by the Red Devils who eventually triumphed 3-2 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

It was Nani who grabbed the 94th minute winner for Man U to give Sir Alex Ferguson's team the bragging rights in the city of Manchester going into a new season.

Roberto Mancini's boys had taken a spectacular 2-0 lead at the break, but as has become the Red Devils' culture, they never gave up until the last minute.

Defender Joleon Lescort's header and Edin Dzeko's long distance strike past new United keeper David De Gea had seen the the Citizens race to what seemed a comofortable lead against their bitter rivals. But as they cae to discover later, there is no comfort in leading Man U by a mere two goals.

Chris Smalling began the United fight back when he turned in an inviting Ashely Young free-kick early into the second half in the 52nd minute.

Nani, whose brace won the day for the Red Devils, equalised for his team in the 58th minute, before grabbing the decisive goal in the fourth minute of added time.

If City's performance at Wembley on Sunday is anything to go by, then Mancini's men should be counted among firm favourites for the league title this year. United were made to seat for this early cup in the season.

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