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The highly anticipated first matchup of the season between Manchester United and Manchester City turned into a defensive battle, ending in a 0–0 tie.

By SI Wire
October 25, 2015

The highly anticipated first matchup of the season between Manchester United and Manchester City turned into a defensive battle, ending in a 0–0 tie that moved Man City into a tie for the points lead in the Premier League standings with Arsenal.

Arsenal currently holds the top spot in goal differential. 

Man U controlled possession for 59% of the match and had the best chance on goal, a Anthony Martial chip that hit the top of the bar in the 84th minute.

Both teams could only manage six total shots with one shot on goal. 

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Yaya Toure had the best opportunity for Man City, sending a header wide of the post in the 41st minute. 

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