Manchester City v Manchester United: Derby heroes

Manchester derby heroes: Rooney and Balotelli have been here before…

PUBLISHED:

22:19 GMT, 29 April 2012

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UPDATED:

22:55 GMT, 29 April 2012

MANCHESTER UNITED

WAYNE ROONEY
United 2 City 1, Premier League, Old Trafford, February 2011

Wayne Rooney wrote his name all over this fixture with his goal of the season at Old Trafford, a sublime overhead kick that finished off a decent City challenge in the 78th minute and kept United's title charge on track.

Roo beauty: The United striker scored a stunner in the win over Man City

Roo beauty: The United striker scored a stunner in the win over Man City

PAUL SCHOLES
City 0 United 1, Premier League, Eastlands, April 2010

Scholes scored a rare header with just 17 seconds left of a scrappy game at Eastlands. It kept United's slim title hopes alive, though Chelsea would go on to claim the crown.

On target: Owen scored the winner in 2009

On target: Owen scored the winner in 2009

MICHAEL OWEN
United 4 City 3, Premier League, Old Trafford, September 2009

An unlikely name, perhaps, but Owen came off the bench to break City hearts six minutes into stoppage time. Mark Hughes's team levelled three times, but still lost despite Craig Bellamy's second goal in the 90th minute.

CRISTIANO RONALDO
City 0 United 1, Premier League, Eastlands, May 2007

Ronaldo tormented City, winning and scoring the penalty which was enough to put United within touching distance of the league title. Darius Vassell also missed a late City spot-kick.

RYAN GIGGS
City 2 United 3, Premier League, Maine Road, April 1996

Giggs has played in more derbies than anyone and he smashed a left-foot drive into the top corner to win it here after City defender Keith Curle had foolishly pointed the way to goal for him in the penalty area.

ANDREI KANCHELSKIS
United 5 City 0, Premier League, Old Trafford, November 1994

The Russian winger set-up Eric Cantona for a brilliant opener before helping himself to a hat-trick as Brian Horton's City were humiliated. Mark Hughes got the other goal.

ROY KEANE City 2 United 3, Premier League, Maine Road, November 1993

City were 2-0 up thanks to two Niall Quinn headers, but United stormed back in the second half with a pair of Eric Cantona goals before Roy Keane rammed home the winner to silence the home fans.

MANCHESTER CITY

MARIO BALOTELLI
United 1 City 6, Premier League, Old Trafford, October 2011

After his house was accidentally set ablaze by fireworks, the Italian scored twice and revealed a T-shirt bearing the slogan 'Why always me' in United's heaviest home defeat since February 1955.

Brace yourself: Balotelli scored twice in the 6-1 thrashing at Old Trafford this term

Brace yourself: Balotelli scored twice in the 6-1 thrashing at Old Trafford this term

YAYA TOURE
City 1 United 0, FA Cup semi-final, Wembley, April 2011

Toure brushed Nemanja Vidic aside before stroking the ball through Edwin van der Sar's legs for the winning goal. City thus claimed their first major trophy for 35 years.

BENJANI
United 1 City 2, Premier League, Old Trafford, February 2008

The Zimbabwean striker put City 2-0 up on his Blues debut as they recorded their first league double over their arch rivals since 1969-70. A sombre Old Trafford was marking the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.

SHAUN GOATER
City 3 United 1, Premier League, Maine Road, November 2002

'Feed the Goat' was City's catchphrase and their cult hero got two as the Blues bid farewell to Maine Road in style. He robbed a dithering Gary Neville for the first and it was City's first success against their city rivals in 17 attempts.

Signed, sealed, delivered: Goater scored twice at Maine Road

Signed, sealed, delivered: Goater scored twice at Maine Road

DAVID OLDFIELD
City 5 United 1, First Division, Maine Road, September 1989

Oldfield gave Gary Pallister the runaround, scoring twice as City inflicted Alex Ferguson's 'most embarrassing' defeat. Andy Hinchcliffe completed the rout with a fine diving header.

DENIS LAW
United 0 City 1, First Division, Old Trafford, April 1974

The United legend was substituted immediately after scoring a back-heel, and trudged off thinking he'd sent his old club down. But Birmingham won to condemn the Reds anyway. Law never played professional football again.

JOE HAYES
United 0 City 5, First Division, Old Trafford, February 1955

Two goals from Hayes, just a teenager at the time, helped inflict an humiliating home mauling on the 'Busby Babes'. Hayes went on to become City's third highest scorer of all time.