Manchester City 4 – 1 Manchester United


If you remember 2004 (or indeed the whole early noughties), you’d know that the landscape was very different to nowadays. Manchester United and Arsenal were tussling it out for the title of best team in the land and Manchester City were known for picking up ageing players past their prime and trying to make the best of it. So this result was something of an anomaly. If you’re an underdog supporter, you will have suffered from ‘oh my God, we’ve scored too early’ syndrome before, and even when John Macken doubled City’s lead, Paul Scholes pegging one back before half time must’ve felt that the United Express was ready to depart. The train got cancelled and the points were sky blue.