Tuesday 01 May 2012

Kompany winner takes Man City top of League

Manchester City defender scores only goal in battle between the top two sides

Vincent Kompany headed home for Manchester City in first-half injury-time

Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United

Vincent Kompany scored the only goal as Manchester City beat title rivals Manchester United to go top of the Barclays Premier League.

Kompany rose above the Manchester United defence to head in from a David Silva centre in first-half injury-time.

City striker Sergio Aguero twice went close in the opening period, volleying over and then shooting wide.

Yaya Toure went close with two second-half shots, Aguero fired into the side-netting from a difficult angle and Gael Clichy had an effort saved by David de Gea's legs as City pushed for a second goal.

Reigning champions United struggled to carve out any chances as they slipped behind City on goal difference with two matches remaining.

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Key Points

  • Kompany headed the only goal for Man City at the end of the first half
  • Aguero, Yaya Toure and Clichy also had chances for the home side
  • The win sees City go above United on goal difference