Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 3rd 2014 Contents A60
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, November 3, 2014
MANCHESTER---Sergio Aguero kept Man-
chester City in range of Premier League
leader Chelsea with a second-half derby
winner yesterday that consigned Manchester
United to its worst 10-game start to a season
in nearly 30 years.
The defending champions maintained their
recent supremacy over their fiercest rivals by
winning 1-0 at Etihad Stadium, with Aguero
finishing off a sweeping move in the 63rd.
City now has four straight league victories
against United for the first time since the
United couldn t hold out after defender
Chris Smalling was sent off in the 39th minute
for two quick yellow cards and now has just
13 points from 10 matches---its lowest haul
since 1986, when Ron Atkinson was fired and
replaced by Alex Ferguson.
United manager Louis van Gaal spent $250
million over the summer to rebuild the team
after last season s dismal season under David
Moyes but is finding results just as hard to
Chelsea has twice as many points as ninth-
placed United after more than a quarter of
Tottenham also benefited from a red card
in yesterday s other game, scoring two goals
in the final six minutes of normal time through
Nacer Chadli and Harry Kane to beat 10-man
Aston Villa 2-1.
Christian Benteke was sent off for pushing
in the 65th, checking Villa s momentum after
Andreas Weimann s first-half opener. Villa
has now lost six straight games, a run that
is piling the pressure on manager Paul Lam-
After spending so long in the shadow of
United in Ferguson s trophy-filled tenure, the
blue half of Manchester is basking in a period
of dominance not seen in 44 years.
This latest win kept City six points behind
Chelsea but it was hardly convincing, despite
playing against 10 men for more than half
Booked needlessly in the 31st for impeding
an out-of-hand clearance by goalkeeper Joe
Hart, Smalling dived into a challenge on James
Milner eight minutes later and was shown a
second yellow card that Van Gaal labelled
It got worse for United when Smalling s
center-back partner, Marcos Rojo, was carried
off on a stretcher in the 55th minute with a
dislocated left shoulder.
The visitors makeshift defence now con-
sisted of two midfielders in Antonio Valencia
and substitute Michael Carrick and two 19-
BERLIN---Patrick Herrmann scored two goals
and set up another for Borussia Moenchenglad-
bach to underline its strong start to the Bundesliga
with a 3-1 win over previously undefeated Hof-
Andre Hahn opened the scoring with a volley
from Herrmann s cutback after a flowing team
move in the 12th minute.
Anthony Modeste equalised after a defensive
lapse in the 30th, but Hahn returned the earlier
favour and crossed for Herrmann to restore Glad-
bach s lead two minutes later.
Herrmann claimed his second in the 52nd,
pouncing on the rebound after Hoffenheim goal-
keeper spilled Havard Nordtveit s free kick.
It could have been worse for Hoffenheim as
Raffael also hit the crossbar.
Moenchengladbach equaled the club record of
17 competitive games unbeaten set by the 1970-
71 team coached by Hennes Weisweiler.
"Of course I m satisfied. It was fully deserved.
Now we have 20 points. It s fantastic," said Glad-
bach coach Lucien Favre, who was celebrated by
fans on his 57th birthday. "We re not going to rest
on it though, but keep working hard to be successful
Favre s side stayed four points behind leader
Bayern Munich, trailing second-placed Wolfsburg
on goal difference. Bayern and Gladbach are the
only remaining unbeaten sides.
Promoted Paderborn moved seventh with a 3-
1 win over visiting Hertha Berlin later yesterday.
Marvin Bakalorz put the home side ahead in
the 28th, only for Solomon Kalou to equalise with
a powerful header under the crossbar from Marcel
Ndjeng s cross in the 41st.
But Elias Kachunga restored Paderborn s lead
with a glancing header to Jens Wemmer s cross
in the 53rd and Alban Meha s long-range strike
secured the win in the 76th.
Only goal difference was keeping Dortmund,
the 2011 and 2012 champion, above Bremen after
Aguero consigns ManU to 28-year low
Manchester United's Marcos Rojo, right, fights for the ball against Manchester City's Sergio
Aguero during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester,
England, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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