City beats United to get lifeline,back in control

Channels Television  
Updated April 30, 2012

The much talked about local derby between the two Manchester clubs; Manchester City and Manchester United ended minutes ago with Manchester City smiling  as victors as Manchester United sleepily lost to their arch rivals putting City back on top.

By this, the English Premier League title race which is already nosing towards the end of the season might be claimed by Manchester city as they are now in control of the table, occupying the number one spot with 83 points, same point shared with United but a goal difference of 8 points and the turnaround of events boiled down to the great move made by Vincent Kompany and it sure made the difference tonight.

A David Silva’s corner sets Vincent Kompany to rise higher above all other players with so much strength mustered to head the ball into the right direction to the astonishment of United defenders towards the end of the first half.

A definitely bewildered United after the goal by Kompany had from the beginning of the match approached the derby with a defensive mind set in a bid to frustrate Manchester City who played host to the Red Devils at Etihad Stadium.

Going into the second half United came out of their shells but it was too late as Manchester City stood grounds so hard not to concede or get complacent bearing in mind the consequence of a draw or lose on home ground to United with two games remaining for the season to end and a winner of the league to be crowned.

It would be recalled Manchester City already lost hope over the EPL title thereby conceding the title to Manchester United as he declared them most favourite the season to lift the title because according to him would have two easy games after playing Etihad Stadium while his own club will embark on two tough games after playing host to United.

However, this derby which ended in favour of Manchester City can be capped a remarkable comeback for the Manchester club after falling at Emirates Stadium to Arsenal and the defeat left them eight points behind their fierce local foe at the top of the table.

A tough and gripping two weeks of the English Premier League is being expected because nothing right now can be predictable as both teams go into their last two games of the season to decide who will be crowned.