This year’s ‘fight to the end’ is alive and kicking after a hard-fought but ultimately completely deserved victory over third-placed Chelsea.
Yaya Toure and Joe Hart were the heroes at either end of the pitch for City, the former scoring the game’s first goal – a real beauty – and the latter preceding the Ivorian’s clinical finish with a fine penalty save from Frank Lampard.
A Carlos Tevez stunner from the edge of the box five minutes from time added gloss and some perspective to a superb three point haul.
Given United’s continued winning streak and the proximity and ambition of North London heavyweights Arsenal and Spurs, a single point from the this contest was never going to be nectar to either of these sides.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 24 February 2013, 3:28 PMView full league table
- Duration: 96 minutes
- Home possession: 47%
- Away possession: 53%
- Home: 6
- Away: 2
- Home: 20
- Away: 5
- Home: 2
- Away: 1