Date: 28th April 2017 at 8:38am
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Manchester City and ten-man Manchester United played out a dour 0-0 draw at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday to make it no clearer who will be playing Champions League football next season.

Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils had a clear game plan to frustrate the home attack, and for the most part stuck to the plan reasonably well, although Pep Guardiola’s side did create opportunities that on another day may well have gone in the back of the net.

Striker Sergio Aguero struck the post from point-blank range in the first half, while David De Gea was called into action to deny Yaya Toure and Aleksandar Kolarov from long range.

United midfielder Marouane Fellaini was sent off for a headbutt on Aguero six minutes from time, just 19 seconds after getting booked, to give the visitors a tricky final few moments, and their hard work was almost undone when substitute Gabriel Jesus turned home Aguero’s cross, although it was rightly ruled out for offside.

And it meant that both managers had to settle for a point apiece, which leaves City in fourth and a point clear of their neighbours with just five games of the season remaining.

Unsurprisingly, many supporters took to social media after the game to express their views on the contest, with several City fans pleased with the performance, but again rueing their side’s lack of a killer instinct in the final third…

While many supporters were thrilled with the return to form of captain Vincent Kompany, who has been troubled by injury for much of the last few years…

United fans were satisfied with their team’s resilient display at the Etihad on Thursday…

Although several are furious with Fellaini’s moment of stupidity which saw him receive his marching orders six minutes from the end…

 
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