The first half is drawing to a close and although the first quarter of an hour was fairly poor the game's come to life since. Both teams are in the match now and both have seen clear chances go un-taken - I think you'd have to give the edge to Manchester United for that Dimitar Berbatov double-chance that saw the Bulgarian pick up zero goals and one injury, but Manchester City have been doing very well in the late stages of the first half and are certainly looking like a threat to score themselves.
Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany are the most recent City players to have a pop at Edwin van der Sar's net, and although Toure's attempt was blocked by Vemanja Vidic before it could threaten the only reason Kompany's brilliant first-time strike failed to give the underdogs the lead is because it skimmed the wrong side of the post on its way past the goal line. If Vidic had tried to block that he'd probably have had to go off the pitch for treatment.
Two minutes of injury time saw not much in the way of real action, so we're going to go into the interval at 0-0. It's not been too bad of a match so far, and it would be surprising if we ended up going to extra time or penalties here.