Local rivalries were resumed this weekend with a couple of big game derbies between clubs sharing the same cities â€“ but with very little else in common.
The North East derby between Sunderland and Newcastle was a bit disappointing and the Toon Army was lucky enough to come away with a point after being outplayed for most of the game. But the Birmingham versus aston Villa game for the second city’s bragging rights was more spicy â€“ eventually settled by local lad Gabriel Agbonlahorâ€™s last minute winner.
With at least 12 teams in the Premier League that can claim fierce local rivals there will be more big games that divide regions this season â€“ but which one can claim to be the the mother of all derbies?
Click through to vote from six of the best