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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