Tuesday, 1 May 2012

City were better than United in the Manchester derby

Manchester City beat United by just one goal in the tense derby yesterday evening.  City now go top of the Premiership and two wins would make them champions.  They were the better team and deserved to win, though United must be disappointed to lose from a set piece.  Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that United should not have conceded the goal, at this level, from a corner.  Smalling was clearly to blame by not keeping a good defensive position and by allowing Vincent Kompany to head in the winner.

Manchester City must now beat Newcastle away at St James's Park and beat Queen's Park Rangers at home at the Etihad Stadium to clinch the title. Newcastle are hoping to win in order to gain the fourth spot and Champions League football next season.  Queen Park Rangers are fighting to avoid regulation.  A great deal is hanging on these games.

Manchester United are expected to win their two remaining games: at home to Swansea and away at Sunderland.

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