£1,300 to see Manc ti­tle derby bat­tle

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FOOT­BALL fans in Manch­ester are be­ing asked to fork out up to £1,300 each for tick­ets to the Premier League “de­cider” game be­tween City and United.

On­line agen­cies are cash­ing in on the huge de­mand af­ter all 48,000 tick­ets – orig­i­nally worth up to £50 each – sold out a month ago.

One site is of­fer­ing a stan­dard pair of tick­ets in the home sec­tion for £2,612.50 – the high­est price ever asked for a Brit match.

Sin­gle tick­ets were ad­ver­tised else­where on the net at £400-500.

A United win at City’s Eti­had Sta­dium on Mon­day night would al­most give Sir Alex Fer­gu­son ( above) a 20th League suc­cess.

But vic­tory for City would see the Blues – search­ing for their first ti­tle in 44 years – take over at the top of the ta­ble with just two games to play.

A po­lice spokesman said: “If fans buy tick­ets on­line they could be fakes. If home fans end up in the away end, or vice versa, they will be iden­ti­fied and ejected.”

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