City inflicted upon United their heaviest Premier League defeat and signaled their intent to overhaul The Red Devils as the most dominant force in English football.
Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko scored a brace, while David Silva and Sergio Aguero also added to United’s humiliation.
The key moment of the match was a red card for Johnny Evans just after half-time for hauling Balotelli to the ground. The Italian was superb throughout the match and his two goals set The Citizens on their way to probably their most famous win in history.
It is to early to be drawing any significant conclusions from this unforgettable match. Derby games are very important to the fans, but Sir Alex Ferguson will know as well as anyone, that titles are not won in October. Manchester United have been in this position before and more often than not, they have come out on top.
Roberto Mancini has made a great start to this league campaign with 8 wins and 1 draw, but he still has to combine this with their Champions League games as well as the FA Cup. His experience is relatively small at this level. Although he managed to win a few Serie A titles with Inter Milan, he has never managed to fulfill expectations when it comes to the Champions League. Winning the league however, would make him a legend in the blue half of Manchester.