9 Jan 2012

Manchester United prevail in third round FA Cup tie

5:53 am on 9 January 2012

The English football side Manchester United have beaten FA Cup holders Manchester City 3-2 in a third round tie at the Etihad Stadium.

City played most of the match with 10 men after Vincent Kompany's dismissal in the 12th minute and fought back from being down 3-0 .

Midfielder Paul Scholes, who came out of retirement on Sunday to rejoin United until the end of the season, came on as a 59th minute substitute but his loose pass enabled City to break for Sergio Aguero to make it 3-2 after 65 minutes and set up a dramatic finale.