OTD - 18 November

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2000: Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United

A spectacular free-kick by David Beckham after just 95 seconds proved the difference in the 125th Manchester derby. 

Beckham sent a stinging 30-yard set-piece into the back of the net, consigning Manchester City to a fourth successive league defeat.

Man Utd stayed top of the table on 33 points, five ahead of second-placed Arsenal. City were 16th on 14 points, four points above the bottom three. 

On this day - 18 Nov 2000: Man City 0-1 Man Utd
David Beckham produces a stunning free-kick to earn Manchester United a 1-0 victory against Manchester City in November 2000
2006: Sheffield United 1-2 Manchester United

Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to beat Sheffield United 2-1. 

The Blades took a surprise lead through former Red Devil Keith Gillespie who headed in Derek Geary's cross after 13 minutes.

But two clinical goals either side of half time from Rooney was enough to sink the hosts at Bramall Lane. 

The result left United at the top of the table on 34 points, three clear of Chelsea. Defeat for Sheffield United left them in the relegation zone, in 18th on 10 points.

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United, 2002
Wayne Rooney's two goals helped Manchester United come from behind to beat Sheffield United 2-1 in November 2002

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