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Sky Sports viewers can look forward to the first Manchester derby of the season this Sunday November 2nd.

The reigning Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City take on their local rivals United in a crunch clash at the Etihad (kick-off 1:30pm).

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Manuel Pellegrini's side will be looking to get back on track following their disappointing 2-1 defeat at West Ham last time out.

The loss meant Man City slipped into third place in the table, six points off the pace.

Manchester United will approach this game with greater confidence after securing a late point against the league leaders Chelsea on Sunday.

Louis van Gaal's new-look team have been inconsistent this season, but there have been occasional glimpses of the United of old.

And as such, the Red Devils will be hopeful of claiming the bragging rights on their trip across Manchester at the weekend.

Sky Sports subscribers have two other Barclays Premier League games to look forward to this weekend, starting with Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur.

The game brings together two sides that have struggled for league form in recent weeks.

Villa have lost their last five matches without so much as registering a goal - their latest defeat coming at the hands of bottom side QPR on Monday night.

After a promising start to the season - albeit built on hard-fought 1-0 victories - Paul Lambert's side are rapidly slipping down the table.

Meanwhile Spurs have lost their last two in the league - although the north London side did record a 5-1 win against Asteras Tripolis in the UEFA Champions League.

Mauricio Pochettino's men have generally been too easy to beat so far in 2014-15, picking up just 11 points in their first nine games. Could a win at Villa Park help kick-start their season?

Monday night's televised game is Crystal Palace v Sunderland - a match that already has the look of a relegation six-pointer.

The Eagles are hovering just above the drop-zone, with nine points on the board, while Gus Poyet's Sunderland have looked ragged in recent weeks.

After an 8-0 humiliation against Southampton, the 18th-place Black Cats lost 2-0 at home to Arsenal.

Crystal Palace - without a win in three games - are also desperate for points, as they target a third successive season in English football's elite.

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