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Saturday, 18 November, 2000, 13:56 GMT
Clockwatch: Man City 0-1 Man Utd
Beckham
David Beckham celebrates his sensational goal

Full-time: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United. A brilliant David Beckham free-kick after just 95 seconds is enough for United to beat their city rivals in an action-packed game.

90: Butt is the first United player to be booked after bringing down Tiatto.

89: Scholes cleverly contrives a left-footed volley inside the area but strikes the ball high over the crossbar.

87: Dickov and Brown are involved in a tussle after the pair compete for the ball in the United area.

83: Phil Neville goes down after a bad challenge by Tiatto and a scuffle involving several players from each team breaks out near the touchline.

81: Haaland goes down in the United area under a challenge from Gary Neville and the City fans appeal for a penalty.

79: Weaver spills a low Giggs shot, but recovers to gather the ball as it dribbles toward an unguarded net.

77: Charvet heads an inswinging Bishop free-kick high over United's crossbar from seven yards.

75: United bring Ryan Giggs on for Sheringham.

Jeff Whitley/ Dwight Yorke
City's Whitley (l) challenges Yorke
74: Yorke breaks clear of City's defence and passes square to Scholes, who shoots wide of the post from close range.

71: Charvet's cross is deflected and evades several United defenders. Barthez gets a faint touch and Haaland bends backwards to head toward goal, but Brown swivels to clear.

69: Substitute Bishop whips in a cross from the right flank and Howey heads high and wide from just seven yards out.

67: United's Teddy Sheringham cleverly passes to his strike-partner Yorke, who is tackled by the alert Charvet 10 yards from goal.

63: Dickov is shown a yellow card for bringing down Beckham near the touchline.

62: Howey stands his ground and disposesses Yorke inside City's area.

56: Butt shoots over the City crossbar from 10 yards out after the ball falls to him from a Beckham corner.

55: Prior becomes the second City player to be booked when he brings down Scholes on the right wing.

54: Lively Wright-Phillips disappointingly hits a cross out after being played in on the right flank by Charvet.

51: Dickov miscues in front of goal after Gary Neville misjudges a Whitley cross.

49: Beckham strikes a 25-yard free-kick narrowly over the top right-hand corner of City's goal.

47: Haaland crosses from the right and Barthez saves well with his feet from Goater.

45: Barthez dives to his right to save a testing 25-yard shot from Dickov.

Half-time: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United. City bring on Ian Bishop and Shaun Goater for Mark Kennedy and Gerard Wiekens.

45: Keane marauds down the right flank and crosses across the face of City's goal. Prior slides in to put the ball out for a corner.

43: Weaver comes outside his area to partially clear the ball from Butt, who is played clean through by Keane. The ball falls to Yorke, who shoots at an open goal from 20 yards, but Howey acrobatically intercepts.

40: Laurent Charvet athletically slides in to divert a cross away from United skipper Roy Keane, who is lurking near City's far post.

37: Haaland is played in by Wright-Phillips, rounds the onrushing Barthez, but then hits his shot weakly wide of the post.

36: Phil Neville plays a threatening ball into the City area from the right wing, but Prior gets the faintest of touches to take it out of the path of unmarked Yorke.

34: Yorke gets in behind Spencer Prior and runs toward the City area, but Howey comes across and tackles the United striker.

30: Whitley cleverly plays Wright-Phillips in down the right wing and the young striker plays an excellent ball into the area, but it marginally evades his team-mates.

28: Wright-Philips fires a volley wide of the post from the edge of United's area after the ball falls to him from a corner.

27: United are awarded a free-kick following a Tiatto foul. Beckham feeds Scholes, who chips too far ahead of his team-mates into Weaver's arms.

Steve McClaren
McClaren: United manager for a day
22: United break quickly following a City corner and Scholes feeds Yorke inside the City area. The striker fires in a low shot from an acute angle, but Weaver saves well with his legs.

15: Striker Shaun Wright-Phillips sends an instinctive right-footed volley over United's crossbar from about 15 yards.

13: Danny Tiatto is handed the first yellow card of the game after he fouls Beckham. Shortly after a Scholes header plays Dwight Yorke clean through, but the United striker is thwarted by a marginal offside decision.

8: Dickov pressurises Barthez into conceding a corner. Steve Howey heads straight into the United keeper's arms from the resultant set-piece.

5: United keeper Fabien Barthez comes off his line quickly to gather from the feet of the onrushing Haaland.

4: Phil Neville reacts well inside United's area to block a Jeff Whitley shot.

2: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United. England captain David Beckham brilliantly curls a free-kick past Nicky Weaver and inside the left-hand post.

1 minute: City captain Alfie Haaland brings down Paul Scholes 25 yards from goal.

11:30 GMT: Manchester City's Paul Dickov kicks off the first Manchester derby for four-and-a-half years.


Man City: Weaver, Haaland, Howey, Prior, Wiekens, Tiatto, Charvet, Whitley, Wright-Phillips, Dickov, Kennedy. Subs: Wanchope, Goater, Dunne, Bishop, Wright.

Man Utd: Barthez, G. Neville, Irwin, P. Neville, Beckham, Butt, Keane, Scholes, Brown, Sheringham, Yorke. Subs: Rachubka, Wallwork, Chadwick, Giggs, Silvestre.

Referee: S Dunn (Bristol).

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