City won the Manchester derby 1-0. Vincent Kompany, the Belgian international and former Anderlecht player, scored the only goal just before the break, heading home a corner kick (photos). His goal also received applause from Diego Maradona, who was in the stadium.
City and United are level on points now, but City have a better goal difference (+61 compared to +53). This puts City in first place, although they still have two tough matches ahead, in Newcastle and against QPR. United will meet Swansea and travel to Sunderland on the final day of play.
Vincent Kompany, one of Man City's leading team members, was chosen as Man of the Match. "Before the game, I received a message from a friend telling me I would score. I replied "No way!", but he was right. We waited so long for this. Now we should finish the job. As a child, you dream about this. Now, it's so close."