Taking you back to 2002, Manchester City produced a stunning performance to beat their fierce rivals Manchester United 3-1 in the final-ever derby at Maine Road.
Kevin Keegan’s side were outstanding as they outclassed their local rivals in front of a raucous home crowd.
The game got off to a frantic start, with both teams looking to assert their dominance early on. However, it was Man City who took the lead in the 8th minute, thanks Nicolas Anelka.
Gary Neville made a huge mistake for United, the defender’s scuffed pass was intercepted by Shaun Goater, who made no mistake with a clinical finish past Fabien Barthez.
The goal sparked wild celebrations among the City faithful, who had waited patiently for their team to finally get one over on their bitter rivals.
The second half started much like the first, with both teams trading blows in an end-to-end encounter.
City prevailed as winners in the final Maine Road derby thanks to a double from legend Shaun Goater.
But before the game, there was a tense atmosphere inside the Maine Road tunnel as Man United legend Peter Schmeichel was playing for their rivals at the time.
The goalkeeper went to shake captain Gary Neville’s hand but Neville refused and it left Schmeichel with a cheeky smile on his face.
You can watch the footage below:
Gary Neville rejecting Peter Schmeichel's handshake before the Manchester Derby is the energy we need to see again pic.twitter.com/g1Qxzzz0lL— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 6, 2019
The full match highlights can be seen here:
Not a way to treat a club legend, but it goes to show how tense rivalries were back then!