Sorry Datuk Seri, not this time...
Premier League - City take top spot with derby triumph
Mon, 30 Apr 21:58:00 2012
Vincent Kompany's header in first-half injury time decided the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium and sent Manchester City to the top of the Premier League table, ahead of United on goal difference, with just two games remaining.
The much-hyped derby encounter, described as the biggest match in the history of the Premier League, was not the spectacle that many had hoped for but the local rivals still produced an absorbing encounter that a more adventurous City deservedly edged when Kompany was left free to head home from a David Silva cross.
United needed only a draw to retain top spot and, with fixtures against Swansea and Sunderland to come, almost certainly secure a 20th Premier League title. However, Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to deploy an unadventurous five-man midfield backfired as an emasculated United created little of note at a stadium where City have now won 17 of 18 league games this season.
As Ferguson became involved in a touchline row with Roberto Mancini on a deeply frustrating evening for the title-holders, the pretenders to the throne continued to exert control and after a frantic conclusion held on for a victory that puts them within touching distance of a first league title since 1968.
Wins in City's final two games - away at Newcastle and home to QPR - will now give Mancini's side the title, usurp United at the top of English football and signal a definitive shift in the balance of power in a city that has been characterised by red dominance for decades.
United may reflect that a timid team selection proved their undoing on a night when they surrendered top spot, and possibly city supremacy, with a whimper.
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Namun apa-apapun boleh terjadi dalam dua lagi baki perlawanan. MU mungkin kalah dengan Sunderland dan M City mungkin kalah dengan Newcastle. Jika itu berlaku MC tetap juara. Jika MU menang baki dua perlawanan dan MC pula kalah kepada Newcastle, PM kita akan senyum kembali...dan terus bubarkan Parlimen untuk memberi laluan kepada PRU13. Hahaha..
"Orang gila lebih waras daripada orang tidak gila" Patutlah orang panggil dia Mahpooozzz Bean.