Manchester United 2-0 Swansea City
Goals from Paul Scholes and Ashley Young secure a win for Manchester United to take the title race to the final day of the season.
The two United players were on target in the first-half as the reigning champions tried to make ground on Manchester City's superior goal difference but the home side could not add to their tally after the break.
There were some dejected faces around Old Trafford at kick-off following City's 2-0 win at Newcastle in the early kick-off and the dull atmosphere was mirrored on the pitch in the early stages.
Even Scholes, who opened the scoring after 27 minutes when he turned in Michael Carrick's cross from close range, did not celebrate the goal which was met with muted applause around the stadium
But the goal did spur United on and they almost doubled their lead instantly when Javier Hernandez latched onto Carrick's cross, only to steer the ball wide from a good position.
The current champions piled the pressure on Swansea who looked increasingly stretched as the half wore on and it paid off four minutes before the break when Young bent a low shot into the bottom corner from inside the box.
Chris Smalling almost stretched the lead further in first-half stoppage time when he headed Antonio Valencia's corner wide from six-yards but the home side failed to regain the momentum after the restart.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, who may be a potential summer transfer target for Alex Ferguson, almost pulled a goal back for the visitors with a dipping 25-yard strike before Joe Allan's long range effort nearly crept under David De Gea after taking a deflection off Danny Graham.
Wayne Rooney should have put the hosts three nil up after 74 minutes when he poked a shot wide from six-yards, moments after picking up his first Premier League booking of the season for a foul on Leon Britton.
Manchester United are now relying on their former player Mark Hughes and his side QPR to do them a favour when they travel to the Etihad Stadium next weekend, while they need to beat Sunderland in the North East.