It was Roy of the Rovers stuff. Usually only seen of Manchester United.
My real derby took place last week, when an uncharacteristic Sheffield Wednesday come back against Sheffield United, and eliminated a 2-0 deficit in the last 8 minutes of the match.
But the Man United magic was not seen today, in their derby match against rivals Manchester City, on Sunday.
In a past Manchester derby, photographed above, a majestic George Best scores for United.
Unfortunately George wasn’t around today.
Managers Roberto Mancini and Sir Alec Ferguson made little of the result today as an indicator of the state of the title race (ed – what?) unlike blue and red fans throughout the world (well, City fans in Manchester, and United fans in all points worldwide up to the Sydney suburbs).
The result is one for the history books.
But before we all don light blue City colours we should remember that it’s not the people of Manchester who made City a great team. It’s the billions of the United Emerates. How daft are we that we are seduced by the oil rich arabs, whose own people struggle to keep their children alive so that they can spend millions on footballers in England.