Date: 7th August 2011 at 7:38pm
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2-0, 45 minutes to go, ‘No problem’ said Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United put on a sumptuous second half performance to win the Community Shield.

United were the team in control in the first half but a glanced header from Joleon Lescot and a low drive from Edin Dzeko meant City took a fortunate lead into the break.

Slick, fast, free flowing football was the name of the game but it was from a set piece that United got back into the game as substitute Chris Smalling turned in Ashley Young’s freekick just after the break.

It’s said only a fool that doesn’t learn from their mistakes and having played Barcelona twice in the last 3 Champions League finals and lost it appears we’ve picked up a few tricks as we the speed and intelligence of our passing confound Man City for the second goal. An interchange of passes between Rooney, Cleverley and Nani including a fancy backheel was finished off by the Portuguese man to draw United level.

There were chances for both sides but what would a Manchester derby be without a late goal?

Having seen their fare share in recent games, the final 10 minutes of any derby must be real nail biting for City. And today was no different as pressed for a winner and on the 94th minute Nani closed down a hesitant Vincent Kompany to race clear, round Joe Hart and seal another win for United.

Call it a friendly all you like but no game against City will ever be and today was no different.

City may feel that a blue moon is rising following their FA Cup win in May but going off this game they’ve got quite a way to go before United’s days on top are over.