Kompany beats United to send City back to top
Manchester City won the crucial derby with Manchester United last night, to go back to the top of the Premier League on goal difference, with just two games left.
Vincent Kompany's header at the end of the first half was the only goal in a game in which City were superior.
Sir Alex Ferguson played with Wayne Rooney up front on his own, bringing Ji-Sung Park, Ryan Giggs and Luis Nani into midfield. United had a good first 10 minutes but City were the dominant team in terms of possession and chances. Sergio Aguero shot wide from close range before Kompany converted David Silva's corner kick in first-half added time.
United started the second half better but produced little threat, and did not have a shot on target all game. Roberto Mancini brought on Nigel de Jong, whose foul on Danny Welbeck led to a heated argument between Mancini and Sir Alex Ferguson.
Yaya Toure had two shots go narrowly wide in the final minutes, and Samir Nasri delayed too long before shooting, but City managed to hang on to record what could be a decisive win. MORE
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