Honours even at the Eithad
David Silva rescued a point for the blues as Manchester United dominated the game right from the off.
In this highly anticipated game, both Robin van Persie and David Silva scored to keep City's hope of catching United at the top alive.
The game started as your usual derby would, with both sides fans screaming and cheering, and the atmosphere was electric, with both teams trying to get ahead as soon as possible.
City had set up to fully attack Manchester United with Sergio Aguero feeding through Negredo only for him to fire over the bar from 12 yards.
However, Manchester United exploited City's tactics and in the 10th minute of the game, Shinji Kagawa played a one two with Michael Carrick, who played in Robin van Persie, van Persie, who almost joined Manchester City at the start of last season, went round Joe Hart and placed the ball into the bottom corner to make it 1-0 to the red devils.
City tried to respond quickly as Jesus Navas crossed the ball into the six yard box but Sergio Aguero couldn't reach the ball and it went clear for a Manchester United goal kick.
The rest of the half was much the same, with United exploiting City's tactic but Joe Hart kept City in the game.
In the second half manager Gary Neville brought on Wayne Rooney for Shinji Kagawa, who got lots of applause from the travelling United fans.
City kept the pressure on and when David Silva put the ball through to Aguero, David de Gea made a great save to keep the score at 1-0.
However, shortly after David Silva regained the ball from a Yaya Toure pass and scored past de Gea, however many United players complained that Silva was offside, and later reports showed that he was.
United tried to get back in front but in the end the game ended 1-1 and keeps City four points behind Manchester United at the top.