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Touré double puts City on the brink

Published: Sunday 6 May 2012, 19.07CET
Two timely strikes from Yaya Touré ensured Manchester City FC are on the verge of winning their first league title since 1968, although Manchester United FC remain on their heels.

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Published: Sunday 6 May 2012, 19.07CET

Touré double puts City on the brink

Two timely strikes from Yaya Touré ensured Manchester City FC are on the verge of winning their first league title since 1968, although Manchester United FC remain on their heels.

The Premier League title race will go down to the last game of the season after Manchester City FC earned a 2-0 win at Newcastle United FC, while rivals Manchester United FC overcame Swansea City AFC by the same scoreline.

Roberto Mancini's side faced a stern examination of their resolve, as Newcastle pressed and harried their opponents in a fraught opening. The Citizens kept their composure, however, and were rewarded when Yaya Touré (70) delicately placed the ball beyond Tim Krul, before the Ivorian struck again to quash any lingering doubts.

Reluctant to be disheartened, United pulled level on points with their city rivals at Old Trafford in the late kick-off, as goals from Paul Scholes and Ashley Young steered the home side into an unassailable lead. Sir Alex Ferguson's charges travel to Sunderland AFC for their final fixture as they hunt a record 20th title, reliant on City dropping points at home to Queens Park Rangers FC due to their superior goal difference.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur FC failed to reclaim third place after being held to a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa FC, while QPR bolstered their survival hopes by beating Stoke City FC 1-0. Bolton Wanderers FC's Premier League status remains in the balance, however, following a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion FC. Elsewhere, Fulham FC saw off Sunderland 2-1, while Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Everton FC drew 0-0.

Last updated: 05/12/13 6.20CET

Results

English Premier League 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 21/06/2012 17:40 CET

06/05/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United2-0SwanseaSwansea

Scholes 28, Young 41

Venue: Manchester

06/05/2012

BoltonBolton2-2West BromWest Brom

M.Petrov 24 (P), Jones 72 (o.g.)

Brunt 75, Morrison 90

Venue: Bolton

06/05/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa1-1TottenhamTottenham

Clark 35

Adebayor 61 (P)

Venue: Birmingham

06/05/2012

QPRQPR1-0StokeStoke

Cissé 89

Venue: London

06/05/2012

FulhamFulham2-1SunderlandSunderland

Dempsey 12, Dembélé 35

Bardsley 34

Venue: London

06/05/2012

WolvesWolves0-0EvertonEverton

Venue: Wolverhampton

06/05/2012

NewcastleNewcastle0-2Man. CityMan. City

Y. Touré 70, 89

Venue: Newcastle

05/05/2012

ArsenalArsenal3-3NorwichNorwich

Benayoun 2, Van Persie 72, 80

Hoolahan 12, Holt 27, Morison 85

Venue: London

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