Aguero leads City over United in Manchester derby

Apr 08, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT
Manchester City's James Milner, left, celebrates with Samir Nasri, 2nd left, after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Monday April 8, 2013.
(AP Photo/Jon Super)

LONDON (AP) — Substitute Sergio Aguero slalomed through the defense to score the go-ahead goal in the 78th minute, giving Manchester City a 2-1 win at rival Manchester United on Monday night that cut the defending champion's Premier League deficit to 12 points with seven games left.

James Milner gave the visitors the lead with a deflected shot in the 51st minute, and City captain Vincent Kompany inadvertently deflected Phil Jones' header into his own eight minutes later for an own goal.

Seeking a record 20th English league title, United (25-4-2) lost a league match at home for the first time since a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham on Sept. 29. Overall, United had been 16-0-2 in the league since a 1-0 defeat at Norwich on Nov. 17.

City is second at 19-4-8.


ROME (AP) — Hernanes put Lazio ahead and failed to convert a penalty kick in a 1-1 tie against Roma in the city derby.

Hernanes gave Lazio the lead in the 16th with a 25-yard volley and was wide with a penalty wide in the 48th. Hernanes fouled Miralem Pjanic, giving Roma a penalty that was converted by 36-year-old captain Francesco Totti in the 56th minute.

Lazio finished a man short after Giuseppe Biava received his second yellow card in the 69th.

Fans clashed outside the stadium before kickoff.