Whenever we're given the opportunity to disprove Manchester City's silly claim that the city is theirs, we gladly take it. For City's final game of the season today there were empty seats all over the place, despite the club claiming the game was a sell out.
By the time of the final whistle, when City players took part in the customary lap of honour, the ground was half empty, with the fans that did bother to show up passing up the opportunity to applaud their players for finishing 2nd.
Whilst it was last night's 3-0 win over Aston Villa that won Manchester United the title, it was Manchester City's collapse against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday that put us in a position to win the title. Having gone 1-0 up and lead most of the game, their 3-1 defeat ensured United needed just three points from the remaining five games to clinch the title.
The last time we played City at Old Trafford we lost 6-1. In a bid to make amends for last season's embarrassment, United have bossed the league this season, going 15 points clear and putting City back in our shadow. All that talk of the blue moon rising and the power shift in Manchester has come to an end, with United reasserting their dominance.
Roberto Mancini says Manchester City are still in with a chance of retaining their Premier League title if Sergio Aguero plays like he did against Leeds United in yesterday's FA Cup clash. The Italian gave a downbeat interview following last weekend's defeat to Southampton in which he all but conceded the title to rivals [.
You would think that by now we would be used to it. Dramatic last gasp wins have been commonplace for Manchester United fans during Sir Alex Ferguson's reign. It doesn't seem to matter how often we do it though, it feels fucking fantastic every single time. That realisation, a second or so before the ball hits the net, when you're deep in to injury time, is one of the greatest feelings you'll ever experience, and as United fans, we get to experience it more than most.
Manchester City are likely to welcome a sell out crowd this afternoon, something that sadly doesn't happen every week for the blues, and they will be greeted with a lovely plastic flag each. Adorable. But still not quite as embarrassing as the scarf twirl to dance music a few years back.
Ahead of Robin van Persie's first Manchester derby he has spoken about his delight at turning down Manchester City to join Manchester United. Both clubs were keen on signing last season's top scorer when it became clear he wasn't going to sign a new contract with Arsenal but Van Persie didn't have any hesitation over picking us over them.
Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas is hoping his side will be rewarded for their late winner against Stoke with a slip-up from north London rivals Arsenal. After seeing his side beat the Potters, Villas Boas was hoping that the Gunners will drop points against either Wigan or Newcastle in their final two games of the [.
Andre Villas Boas has responded to accusations from Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny that his side lack quality saying the criticism would have more effect if it came from a fan. After the Poland international chose to speak out against Spurs, Villas Boas questioned whether a player was entitled to harbour so much hatred towards his [.
After missing out on the title and finishing on the same points as City last season, United have run away with it this season, going in to derby day with the potential of going 18 points clear.
After beating City away from home, as well as picking up wins against the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool, United have proven beyond any question which team is the best this season, and it's unlikely that we will need to rely on goal difference to be named champions.
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio said he would not be watching tonight's Premier League match between relegation rivals Wigan and Swansea but then admitted he was telling porkies. After his side's 1-1 draw with Stoke last night, Di Canio was asked in his interview with Sky Sports whether he would be settling down in [.
Adel Taarabt is never usually too far away from controversy. QPR fans have to watch his fleeting moments of sheer brilliance sprinkled amid a lot of frustrating and baffling displays. But he can rarely have been quite as frustrating is in the closing stages of yesterday's 1-1 draw with relegation rivals Wigan.
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has taunted north London rivals Spurs, claiming they do not have enough quality. The Poland international reckons the Gunners will secure another season of Champions League football by finishing in the top four and he seemed to indicate that they will be joined by Chelsea.
Earlier today we brought you some entertaining pictures of David Luiz wearing a Chelsea Pensioner's outfit to his fancy dress birthday party. What we didn't realise at the time was that QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar attended his compatriot's bash, presumably dressed as Luiz. That meant that, in the week that QPR virtually ensured their relegation [.
1. Manchester United 1-1 Chelsea, (1-1 AET, United win on penalties), European Cup Final, 2008
You probably remember how this one went, so rather than retell a familiar story, let's take the time to smash one myth about this game: Chelsea were in no way unfortunate to go into the shootout having not already won the game.
You would imagine that Sir Alex Ferguson will channel all the frustration from Tuesday's unjust result against Real Madrid in to Sunday's Cup game against Chelsea. Our opponents also lost in Europe this week but their players seem far more resigned to losing than ours this season. Still, in one off cup games, with both teams having a point to prove thanks to the rivalry they've enjoyed over the past few years, you never know what could happen.
QPR's 1-0 victory over Chelsea was remarkable for a number of reasons. Firstly, it showed that nothing spurs a team into form quite like Harry Redknapp being in charge as a transfer window opens. Secondly, it was QPR's first away win of the season and it came against their bitter local rivals with the added [.
Spurs are hopeful of beating Liverpool to the £6.5 million signing of Blackpool winger Tom Ince, according to the Mirror. Chief executive Daniel Levy is keen to do business with the Seasiders as soon as possible and whisk the England under-21 international away from his dad, Bloomfield Road boss Paul, before their rivals start to [.
"We don't need to give away stupid plastic flags to our fans to wave, our supporters are always there with their hearts and that is all we need. Its the passion of the fans that helps us to win matches, not flags. Chelsea fans lack passion."
I'm sure at the time these words raised his legend status amongst his own fans, with Liverpool supporters despising the moden day Chelsea, as the two clubs repeatedly came to blows in the Champions League.
Four years ago we enjoyed one of the most important title races in years. United and Liverpool were going head to head, with United looking to equal Liverpool's record of 18 titles, whilst Liverpool were trying to put themselves two clear of United.
Ahead oftheir game against Stoke City, Rafael Benitez famously brought a sheet of 'facts' about manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
"Giggsy 12, Gerrard 0," our fans have taken to singing recently, pointing out the massive gulf in quality between our living legend and theirs. Liverpool haven't won the league since 1990 meaning that Steven Gerrard doesn't have a Premier League winners medal. In contrast, Giggs has so many he loses them and stumbles across them when cleaning out his drawers.
Man Utd thrashed Wigan 0-4 at the DW stadium last week to maintain their advantage at the summit of the Premier League. Two braces from Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez ensured all three points...
It's official: next season the league known to most people outside the UK as the English Premier League will be one-tenth Welsh. Cardiff City last night confirmed their promotion to the top-flight with a 0-0 draw against Charlton. That ensured that they will go up against south Wales rivals Swansea next season.
What do you do after a big defeat to your fiercest rivals? Go out of the stadium and pick a fight with the nearest horse, of course. At least that was the response of this Newcastle fan to yesterday's loss at home to Sunderland. For some reason best known to himself, this moron decided to [...]
One of the most popular anti-Gareth Bale chants among Tottenham's rivals professes that: "He looks like a chimp." An Arsenal fan decided to illustrate the point during yesterday's north London derby by throwing a banana at Bale as he prepared to take a corner.
Gareth Barry was charged by the FA yesterday for verbally abusing fourth official Mark Clattenburg following City's 3-2 defeat against Manchester United. The result could have been a lot worse for the blues if the linesman didn't incorrectly rule out Ashley Young's goal, which would have put us 3-0, and if the referee didn't miss Kolo Toure fouling Patrice Evra in the box.
Brighton have apologised to Crystal Palace after excrement was found smeared on the Amex Stadium's away dressing room walls ahead of the Championship play-off semi-final second leg. Someone at Brighton with access to the dressing rooms had staged a dirty protest ahead of the match, and the Eagles arrived for the game to discover their [.
Earlier this season, Manchester United beat Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge, with the blues reduced to nine men. United had gone 2-0 up early on only to see Chelsea claw two goals back. With quarter of an hour remaining, Javier Hernandez scored the winning goal.
Our Mexican isn't very popular with Chelsea fans because of how regularly he scores against them.