Manchester City vs Manchester United player ratings: Sergio Aguero? Yaya Toure? Who was the star man?

Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United

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Manchester City underlined their status as kings of Manchester after United's Chris Smalling handed them three points on a plate with two moments of madness at the Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Aguero scored his 12th goal of the season to hand City a 1-0 victory over their bitter rivals, but their task was made a lot easier thanks to Smalling's dismissal for two silly fouls.

The England defender earned his first booking on the half hour for blocking Joe Hart's attempted clearance from point-blank range and less than 10 minutes later he was shown yellow again for a reckless foul on James Milner.

David De Gea, despite the result, was on fine form for United but the same can't be said for the defence in front of him.

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Next up for City is CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, United face Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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