Destiny beckons as Man City beat Man United 1-0 to go top of EPL!!

@ram_cv (16516)
India
May 1, 2012 2:06am CST
Man City won the mother of all derbies by beating Man United 1-0 to go on top of the EPL standings on goal difference. Captain Vincent Kompany led from the front as he scored a towering header to put Man City ahead just moments before the first half whistle. Man United was strangely lackluster in the whole match and could only muster three attempts at the Man City goal in the whole match. There was a brief explosion in the sidelines when Sir Alex and Mancini went head to head with a shouting match. But apart from that moment the match was well tempered overall. Now the EPL title is Man City's to lose. If they win the next two matches they will be crowned the champions of England. Cheers! Ram
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• Singapore
1 May 12
The match was probably one of the more interesting ones in recent times where the world literally stopped to watch two great clubs play in order to win the title. The title should have been Man United's by now but having gotten only 4 points from a possible 12 in the last three games, especially a heart-wrenching draw against Everton where they squandered a 2-goal lead, will United be able to have easy matches in the next two games? At least that was what Mancini said after the match where he refused to say that the one side of the title is already Man City's given how they are going to face more difficult teams than Man United. In their last two matches, they will take on Newcastle and QPR, both of which need to win in order to secure a Champions league spot and a spot in next year's Barclays Premier League season respectively.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 May 12
Actually both clubs have dicey matches going ahead. Newcastle and QPR are tough challenges for Man City. Whereas Swansea and Sunderland definitely have it in them to stun Man United. So the title chase is still far from over. Cheers! Ram
@emmanola (482)
1 May 12
It'll will be unwise for both Manchester teams to think that the battle is over and the battle has been won and lost. In premiership, anything and everything is possible. Can anyone ever imagine the way Wigan Athletics has crushed great teams lately just because the team wants to escape relegation? For me, the game is still on and, maybe, the trophy is there for Manchester City to either win or lose. One thing is sure, Manchester United will fight to the end. I'm a fan of neither of the Manchester teams.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
2 May 12
What you say is especially true this season. Teams have been inconsistent and that is why they have been up and down the table. So I do not think either team think the job is done just yet. Cheers! Ram
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
1 May 12
Manchester City deserved the win over my team. They could have scored more. A 1-0 is a small courtesy from our noisy neighbor to make us not to feel worse. Personally I think Manchester City should win the title with the way they played throughout the season. But I still hope there is still a twist in the last 2 matches.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 May 12
The noisy neighbors just got noisier. I think they were better of the two team and you are right, they could have had more goals. Aguero was subdued and missed out at least 2 clear-cut chances. Cheers! Ram
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
1 May 12
Nasri is the bigger culprit. He should have had 2 sure goals. Tevez was clever in his runs. Aguero is a very fantastic player in everything he does on the field. Manchester City is more individualistic in their play compared to Manchester United. If their key players are off-form, their team will suffer. I feel team-work is something Mancini has to do something about in the summer.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 May 12
Yes, the key here is that as all the players are more or less bought and not from the academy, they are all coming from different backgrounds. So it takes them time to get accustomed to each other's play. I expect them to get better next season though. Cheers! Ram
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
2 May 12
Unless Man Utd go on a scoring spree, Man City look like they will win the title. But having said that, Man City has two tough fixture to play, Newcastle and QPR. The former is fighting for Champions League qualification and the latter will be fighting for their survival. I have said before that it is never easy to play against team that is fighting for their survival. But to be worthy champions Man City have to win those tough games. As a neutral, the race is definitely an interesting end to the season.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
2 May 12
Yes, it is a real tight test for Man City. And if they overcome it, then they do deserve to be champions. Cheers! Ram
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
2 May 12
6 May 2012 Newcastle 0 Manchester City 1 Manchester United 6 Swansea 0 13 May 2012 Manchester City 2 QPR 1 Sunderland 0 Manchester United 5 It is very hard to believe that the above will happen - just like when no one would believe that Manchester United would throw away a 8 point lead.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
2 May 12
I like the way you think :) When we have dream, let's dream big :) Cheers! Ram
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
1 May 12
congratulations for city.. now they take back it again.. it show that now they began to show that they had mentality winner too like MU.. but city still get newcastle in their last game..and MU maybe hope that Newcastle can make draw with city..
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 May 12
Yes, the title race is not over. But Man United first needs to worry about it's own form. In the last 4 matches they have been able to garner only 4 points losing to Wigan and Man City and drawing against Everton. So they first need to get their game back on track and hope Man City slip up. Cheers! Ram
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
2 May 12
Mu now need help from Newcastle and newcastle is the hard opponent for city..newcastle of course want to ensure their position in champions league and it will become the extra energy for Newcastle.. the race is not over i think
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
2 May 12
I think the key would be in today's match between Newcastle and Chelsea. If Newcastle win or draw, then they will go all out in the final match. If they lose, then probably the last match, they might not be in great drive for a win. Cheers! Ram
• India
1 May 12
ram cv,i am dissapointed with this result.Now i think crown belongs to man city.. How many matches are remaining for man city and united ram cv??
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 May 12
Both clubs have two matches left. Man City has Newcastle and QPR up next. While Man United has Swansea and Sunderland as it's final two matches. Cheers! Ram
@Extourmed (191)
• Bulgaria
1 May 12
Well, there is no doubt that this was the mother of all derbies, even tho it didn't completely live up to this huge expectations, but the fact is that Manchester City get the victory with the Kompany's goal. The interesting things before the game is that Manchester City had the best home winning records, and Manchester United had the best away winning records. That's why the game was totally unpredictable. Alex Ferguson know that draw would be perfect for his team, and that's the reason why he left most of his attacking arsenal on the bench, leaving only Wayne Rooney to carry the goal threat. His plan worked a treat in the opening 44 minutes with United content to block avenues and sit back inviting the home side to find a way through if they could. The second half was always going to be more open and the goal brought an improvement in City’s confidence levels and passing. United brought on Danny Welbeck and the whole game had a dollop more purpose and poise. I think that Manchester City has to forget this win and strictly concentrate on they next two games, because their next two games are gonna decide if they are going to win the EPL or not. Newcastle showed that they are incredibly unpredictable team, and City has to play on their best against them. QPR shouldn't be underestimated too. If Manchester City truly want's to claim the Premier League, they had to be unmistakable. Cheers !
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 May 12
I agree, Man United started a bit negative looking more to defend. Probably in the long run they paid for this move. If they had attacked from the beginning the result could have been different. And of course, the title run is not over yet as both sides have dicey last two matches, but destiny is in Man City's hands now. Cheers! Ram