You’d be going some to recall a Manchester derby quite as dull as the “spectacle” at Old Trafford on Sunday. Amazingly, the first shot on target didn’t come until the 82nd minute – and Jesus Navas’s effort will hardly linger in the memory.
At least it sparked a half-entertaining end to the match. Jesse Lingard and Chris Smalling almost netted memorable winners for the hosts, but bad luck and a fine Joe Hart save saw the match end goalless.
A point each saw Man City reclaim the top of the table from Arsenal, but with just two points between the Manchester sides it should have been much more fiery than this.
Here’s the main gripes everybody had with the impeccably tedious derby.
…although the game started just after 2pm, and the clocks had gone back the night before.
Why is Martial still playing on the left! So wasted out there evrybody can see it!Needs to change if were to get anywhere! #ManchesterDerby— Noreen Nawaz (@NoreenNawaz13) October 25, 2015
81:35—first shot on target for either side (Navas)October 25, 2015
It’s meant to be a derby! Blood is meant to boil!
Well that was boring, dull and magnolia #ManchesterDerby looked like all the action happened on the South Coast— Nathan Grant Picot BSc (@thengp12) October 25, 2015
Although at least Usain Bolt saw the silver lining.
A point is better than none #ManchesterDerby— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) October 25, 2015