Manchester United hit for a six

Utd boss Alex Ferguson says 1-6 loss to City in yesterday's Manchester derby is the worst defeat of his illustrious career 

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson pulled no punches as he reflected on the "worst result in my history" after being humiliated by Manchester City yesterday. City, the Premier League leaders, stormed into Old Trafford to thrash their 10-man rivals 6-1 and send out an ominous warning to their title rivals.

On target: Man City's Edin Dzeko scores against United during
yesterday's 6-1 derby win at Old Trafford. Pic/AFP

Alex Ferguson

It was United's heaviest derby defeat since 1926, their first loss at home in 18 months and left them trailing City by five points in the table. Ferguson told Sky Sports: "It was our worst ever day. It's the worst result in my history, ever. Even as a player I don't think I ever lost 6-1. That's a challenge for me too."

Controversial City striker Mario Balotelli, after waking to more negative headlines following a fire in his house, began the rout with a first-half opener. He was then the man fouled as Jonny Evans earned a straight red card and added a second before Sergio Aguero slid in the third.

Darren Fletcher pulled one back but Edin Dzeko came off the bench to score twice as City ran their hosts ragged in the closing minutes with David Silva also hitting the target.

QPR stun Chelsea 1-0
Meanwhile, Heidur Helguson's first half penalty secured QPR's first home league win of the season against a Chelsea side reduced to nine men by the first half dismissals of Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba.
Bosingwa was dismissed in the 33rd minute for a foul on Shaun Wright-Phillips while Drogba walked after a 41st minute lunge on Adel Taarabt.

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