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(Video) Goal: Manchester United 1-1 Manchester City – Ashley Young equalises as hosts begin to impose themselves

After a dominant opening period from Manchester City, the hosts Man United have finally arrived to the party and the in-form Ashley Young has bundled home an equaliser.

Sergio Aguero had given the champions the lead after some neat work from David Silva and James Milner, but Louis van Gaal’s men have answered in quick fashion.

A derby billed up as the race to cement a Champions League spot, the game is finely balanced at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United were entering this game as favourites after winning five league games on the bounce, and this equaliser could see them move up a level after a sluggish start.

The quality of the players on the pitch gives the neutral encouragement that the goals will continue at Old Trafford in a derby which could turn out to be the most entertaining in recent years.

Here is Ashley Young’s effort:

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