City go top

Updated: May 1, 2012

Manchester City took a huge step towards their first league title since 1968 as they beat arch rivals Manchester United 1-0 on Monday night.

A first-half header by Vincent Kompany was enough to separate the the two teams and move City above United on goal difference at the top of the Premier League table with just two games remaining.

The victory means that wins over Newcastle and Queens Park Rangers in their remaining games will almost certainly see City claim their first league crown in 44 years while United would finish the season without a trophy.

The win also capped a remarkable comeback in the league race by City, who appeared to have blown their title chances in early April after falling eight points behind United.