City on the brink

Updated: May 6, 2012

Manchester City moved to within touching distance of a first English league title in 44 years after Yaya Toure scored twice in a 2-0 win at Newcastle on Sunday.

Victory left leaders City in front of reigning Premier League champions Manchester United, who beat Swansea 2-0 later Sunday, on goal difference with just one round of fixtures remaining.

Ten-man Tottenham Hotspur spurned the chance to go third in the Premier League after a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa, for whom a point all but assured their top-flight survival.

Djibril Cisse came off the bench to score an 89th-minute goal as Queens Park Rangers enjoyed a 1-0 win over Stoke City at Loftus Road that could yet keep the London club in the Premier League.

Bolton Wanderers are in danger of being relegated from the Premier League after blowing a two-goal lead in a dramatic 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion

American forward Clint Dempsey scored the 50th goal of his Premier League career to help Fulham to a 2-1 victory over Sunderland at Craven Cottage.

Everton extended their unbeaten run to eight league games but had to settle for a point in a goalless draw away to already-relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers.