Premiership Soccer: Manchester City reclaim top spot from United
Manchester City have gone back to the top of the English Premier League on Monday evening as they fought a hard won victory against neighbours, Manchester United.
The game was billed as the Unmissable
and even Argentine legendary ex-footballer Diego Maradona turned up to watch at City's Etihad Stadium for a Monday night spectacular.
Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0
Manchester City midfielder Vincent Kompany scored the only goal in a game that City had edged over their rivals. It was he that rose highest from David Silva's corner right on the stroke of half time that separated the two sides. It puts coach Roberto Mancini's men level on points now with Sir Alex Ferguson's United but ahead with a superior goal difference. There are just two matches each remaining now and it is Manchester City's to lose. They need only win their last two games to poach the title that has gone to the red side of Manchester for the last two seasons on the bounce.
The first half was mainly a case of United defending resolutely and playing for a draw which would have favoured United. City's Mancini
told the BBC Radio Five Live team that United are "still favourites to lift the title as they have the easier run in. "
The victory has been the pinnacle of a great comeback for City who were eight points adrift from United at the beginning of April following a 1-0 reversal at Arsenal
With both sides on 83 points, City now have a goal difference of +61 compared to United's +53. City's final two games are away to Newcastle United and home to struggling QPR. Man Utd's final two games are home to Swansea City and they finish with an away tie at Sunderland.