Ahead of Sunday's FA Cup clash between Manchester City and Manchester United, ESPNSTAR.com's Kelvin Yap takes a look back at the recent encounters between both sides.
Man Utd 1-6 Man City (October 23, 2011 - Premier League)
Balotelli (22', 60), Aguero (69'), Fletcher (81'), Dzeko (90', 90+3'), Silva (90+1)
City's message with the emphatic victory was clear: they meant business.
The loss was United's worst home defeat since February 1955 and the first time the Red Devils conceded six goals at Old Trafford since 1930.
Mario Balotelli put City 1-0 up in the first half, revealing his now-famous 'Why Always Me?' shirt, a reference to being under media scrutiny once again after his house was set on fire the night before.
United looked likely to mount a comeback when the teams headed into the break, but a red card for Jonny Evans minutes after the restart for hauling Balotelli down only made the task more difficult.
Balotelli and Sergio Aguero put City 3-0 up by the 70th minute before Darren Fletcher pulled one back for the hosts.
Ever optimistic, Sir Alex Ferguson's charges threw men up front in search for another goal but were made to pay as David Silva and Micah Richards dismantled their defence on the counter-attack with two goals for Dzeko and one for Silva in the final four minutes of the match.
Man City 2-3 Man Utd (August 7, 2011 - FA Community Shield)
Lescott (38'), Dzeko (45+1'), Smalling (52'), Nani (58'), (90+4)
This derby will always be remembered as the one where Sir Alex Ferguson's latest generation of footballing talent announced themselves in the curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season.
Everything was rosy for City heading into the break, having taken a two-goal lead on the stroke of halftime courtesy of Edin Dzeko's shot from range that slipped under David de Gea, after Joleon Lescott had given them the lead seven minutes earlier.
By and large, Mancini's men had dominated proceedings and Sir Alex appeared to have thrown in the towel, looking slightly desperate when he introduced Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans at the break, but instead, the youthful trio reinvigorated the Red Devils.
Chris Smalling tucked away summer signing Ashley Young's freekick seven minutes after the restart before Nani finished off an exquisite passing sequence that Cleverley was at the heart of.
A mix-up in the fourth minute of added time between Vincent Kompany and Gael Clichy left Nani with only Joe Hart to beat, and the Portuguese made no mistake, giving the exciting new-look Manchester United their first trophy of the season.
Man City 1-0 Man Utd (April 16, 2011 - FA Cup Semi-final)
Toure (52'), Scholes (Red Card 72')
This triumph remains City's sweetest derby victory in recent memory.. Not only did they put themselves on route for their first major trophy since 1976, the win also dashed United's hope for an unprecedented Quadruple.
The winner came from Yaya Toure in the 52nd minute, when he capitalised on Carrick's weak pass to score the winning goal. The game was all but sealed when Paul Scholes was sent off after a high tackle which caught Pablo Zabaleta on the thigh.
Of course, no derby match is complete without controversy; Mario Balotelli of dart-throwing fame decided to celebrate the victory in front of United fans, provoking strong reactions from Anderson and Rio Ferdinand.
Man Utd 2-1 Man City (February 12, 2011 - Premier League)
Nani (41'), Silva (65'), Rooney (78')
This derby match will go down in annals of football simply for Wayne Rooney's sensational overhead kick.
The match was dominated by City until Nani scored on a counter-attack right before halftime. Mancini showed his tactical nous, bringing on Dzeko in the second half, whose first attempt on goal found the back of the net after taking a wicked deflection of Silva.
Then, with the match headed for a draw, Rooney, who had been virtually unsighted throughout the game, scored arguably the best goal of his career with a stunning overhead kick that had Hart beaten all ends up.
Man City 0-0 Man Utd (November 10, 2010 - Premier League)
Despite the typical hype leading up to the game, this match produced one of the dullest derbies in memory as City set out to defend from the start.
Both teams played with lone strikers who were too isolated from their team mates to offer any real threat.
The only chances in the game came from set pieces; Tevez and Nani both coming close with freekicks that were beaten away by the respective keepers.
Man City 0-1 Man Utd (April 17, 2010 - Premier League)
It was heartbreak for City as the old guard of Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Scholes came through for United, inflicting yet another stoppage-time defeat on City.
In a match where both sides struggled to get their attack going, it was Scholes who popped up with the winner, making one of his trademark late runs into the box, before timing his jump to perfection to nod home.
Man Utd 3-1 Man City (January 27, 2010 - Carling Cup Semi-final 2nd Leg)
Scholes (52'), Carrick (71'),Tevez (76'), Rooney (90')
Fletcher, Michael Carrick and Scholes were given an easy time against a City side that sat too deep defending their lead from the first leg.
Scholes broke the deadlock with a low shot from outside the box, before Carrick easily doubled the lead after being given too much space inside the City box.
Almost immediately, Tevez scored against the run of play, squeezing in a goal from an impossible angle past Edwin van Der Sar. Extra-time was beckoning until Rooney headed in the third United goal in the last minute to put an early end to a pulsating encounter that sent United through to the final.
Man City 2-1 Man Utd (January 19, 2010 - Carling Cup Semi-final 1st Leg)
Tevez (pen 42', 65'), Giggs (17')
Carlos Tevez gave City hope of winning their first major piece of silverware since 1976 with a brace.
Despite falling behind to an early Giggs goal, City were clinical with their chances. Tevez converted a penalty after Rafael pulled Craig Bellamy down in the box in the first half, before he reacted quickest to Kompany's cross to give his side the slenderest of leads going into the second-leg.
Man Utd 4-3 Man City (September 20, 2009 - Premier League)
Rooney (2'), Barry (16'), Fletcher (49', 80'), Bellamy (52', 90'), Owen (90'+5')
Tevez's first return to his old stomping ground will be remembered for being the highest-scoring Manchester derby.
Fletcher seemed to have all but sealed the win for United with his brace, only for Bellamy to equalise in the last minute.
Michael Owen, who had been labelled as a 'hanger-on', proved his worth, coming on in the second half and scoring in the 95th minute, amidst protests to the referee about the amount of time added on.
Man Utd 2-0 Man City (May 10, 2009 - Premier League)
Ronaldo (18'), Tevez (45')
City dominated the game but failed to convert their possession into chances as City fell to a long-range Cristiano Ronaldo free kick. Future City player Tevez scored on the stroke of half-time to give United a comfortable two-goal lead.
Ironically, Tevez was quoted before the match predicting that he would leave Old Trafford in the summer. Who knew he would eventually join the blue half of Manchester?