Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United
Vincent Kompany's goal secured Manchester City a 1-0 win against rivals Manchester United to put them top of the Premier League table.
The City skipper struck on the stroke of half time in a tense derby battle at the Etihad Stadium to seal the points and it takes Roberto Mancini's men above United on goal difference with just two Premier League games remaining.
A win at Newcastle and at home to QPR will seal a first league championship crown since 1968, while United will now have to win their final two games and hope for a favour .
United unbelievably failed to get a shot on target at the City goal throughout the entire match, but ironically had the first chance in the second minute.
Nani's short corner to Ryan Giggs was played back to him and the Portuguese winger's cross was not dealt with well by Joe Hart whose weak punch fell to Michael Carrick. His shot clearly hit the hand of Kompany at close-range but referee Andre Marriner waved play on.
City gradually stepped up a gear and started to dominate as United were forced back into their own half while trying to get something on the counter-attack.
Sergio Aguero could not connect with a half volley from Samir Nasri's low cross and his effort bobbled wide on 36 minutes, before Pablo Zabaleta's close range strike a minute later also failed to trouble David De Gea as he failed to get a clean connection on the shot.
United seemed set to hold on until the interval when City broke the deadlock in first half stoppage time.
David Silva whipped a corner in from the right and Kompany got up above Chris Smalling to power his close-range header past De Gea.
United enjoyed some good possession in the early part of the second half but failed to make it count.
As the game wore on City counter-attacked with Yaya Toure curling a shot wide from the edge of the area on 82 minutes and Gael Clichy then forced a great diving save from De Gea on 88 minutes.
Nasri had great chance to wrap the points up in the final minute but failed to get his shot off six yards out before eventually being dispossessed.