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Ten Top Derby Day Facts From Sleuth

The dust is settling but here are ten astonishing cut out and keep facts about Manchester City v Manchester United's derby day extravaganza

Published on May 3rd 2012.

Ten Top Derby Day Facts From Sleuth

SINCE Monday's Manchester moment when Manchester City beat Manchester United 1-0, Sleuth has been compiling a list of the top ten facts fans and the general public might not know about the summit meeting at the Etihad. 

ONE Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini took part in the longest glove puppet fight in history without the aid of gloves - see picture above. The result is that Guinness Book Of Records have stated they are 'guaranteed' a place in the next edition.

TWO Maradona was actually Noel Gallager in disguise. It was despised brother Liam's turn to go to the game (the brothers share a single season ticket) so Noel dressed as an ageing Argentine bandito and sneaked in, as the dad of that other well-known Argentine bandito Carlos Tevez.

THREE Liam Gallagher was actually Paul McCartney in disguise as made obvious by his excellent rendition of ‘Hey Jude’ and the appalling mask of Liam Gallagher McCartney was wearing.

FOUR Jude is the real name of Gareth Barry: just like the song Barry is a very slow mover and a bit dull but capable of occasionally rousing a stadium. 

FIVE JS Park wasn't knackered - his legs had been secretly transplanted by CSA - City Special Agents - with those of Gareth Barry.  

SIX Sir Alex Ferguson, despite rumours of negative tactics, started the game with two up front - Wayne Rooney and His Hair. 

SEVEN: Mario Balotelli caused panic with stadium security when he stated before the game that he was 'looking for fireworks on the pitch tonight'. 

EIGHT: Roberto Mancini's mind games reached new levels when he suggested his team should all commit ritual suicide by jumping off Beetham Tower in Manchester city centre because, "it's all hopeless, United will win it of course, it's bound to happen, there's no point in going on with this ridiculous farce of trying to win a league we can't win. We might as well end it all now."

NINE: The game ended 1-0 to Manchester United according to Roberto Mancini.

TEN: The Manchester City fans sang 'We're not really here': Manchester United weren't.

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