Vincent Kompany wheels away in delight after scoring City’s winner

Kompany puts City in the driving seat in title race

It could hardly be described as one of the great games of the Premier League era but what it signified will long outlive the memory of the night itself. This morning, City lead the Premier League on goal difference with two games to play and they must now be the favourites to win their first title since 1968 if they can hold their nerve in their last two games against Newcastle and Queen's Park Rangers.

Roberto Martinez focused on positives

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez will not allow yesterday's Old Trafford horror show to obscure what has been an excellent month for his side.

Dimitar Berbatov scores his second goal against Wigan Athletic

Berbatov hat-trick inspires Manchester United

Manchester United 5 Wigan 0

Wayne Rooney ends a run of eight Premier League games without scoring by netting United's second in the first half yesterday

Rooney and Nani get Manchester United back on track

Manchester United 4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1: Wolves powerless to prevent Ferguson's men looking like their old selves as Red Devils suffer no Swiss hangover after crashing out of the Champions' League

Basle striker Marco Streller is mobbed after putting the Swiss 1-0 up last night

United get what they deserve – the Europa League

Basle 2 Manchester United 1

Alex Frei (middle) celebrates with teammates after scoring Basle's second goal

Basle condemn United to Europa League

Basle 2 Manchester United 1

Palace were shock winners at Old Trafford

Crystal Palace defeat will not damage youngsters insists Alex Ferguson

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson expects his younger players to learn from Wednesday's humbling Carling Cup loss to Crystal Palace.

Palace were shock winners at Old Trafford

Patrice Evra demands rapid Manchester United recovery

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans wants to quickly forget last night's shock Carling Cup loss to Crystal Palace.

Park helped United defeat Everton 1-0 on Saturday

Park Ji-sung says derby defeat is behind Manchester United

Park Ji-sung is looking forward to the rest of the season confident Manchester United's derby mauling is now forgotten.

United slam eight past shell-shocked Gunners

Man Utd 8 Arsenal 2

Park Ji-sung signs new Manchester United deal

Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the Old Trafford club until at least the end of the 2012-13 season.

Park Ji-sung set for new Manchester United deal

Midfielder Park Ji-sung is confident his Manchester United performances will improve because he has quit international football.

Young makes flying start as Rooney hits 20-minute hat-trick

Ashley Young said that he was "delighted" with the start to his Manchester United career, after two friendlies so far on the club's American tour. Young played in the 7-0 victory over Seattle Sounders on Wednesday night, and spoke of his thrill at being at a club of United's stature.

Wayne Rooney scores hat-trick in Manchester United friendly

Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Wayne Rooney's work ethic after the Manchester United striker bagged a second-half hat-trick in a 7-0 romp over Seattle Sounders.

Liverpool urge Uefa to look into 'odd' City deal

Liverpool's managing director, Ian Ayre, has questioned whether Manchester City's record £400m sponsorship deal is merely a ploy to sidestep Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations.

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A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
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Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

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Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

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Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment