City needs 2 wins for 1st title since ’68
City’s Vincent Kompany celebrates his goal. (PHOTO epa)
Manchester City’s victory over Manchester United sparked wild celebrations among the blue half of the city on Monday, yet two tricky fixtures lie between the team and its first English league title since 1968.
Vincent Kompany’s header in first-half stoppage time earned a 1-0 win to put City level with United on points with two games to play, but ahead on goal difference. Assuming United wins its final two games against Swansea and Sunderland -- two teams with little to play for -- then City must also win its final two matches against teams that desperately need victories. City’s next game is away to a Newcastle United team still chasing Champions League qualification, followed by a season-ender against a Queens Park Rangers side battling against relegation. “It’s not finished,” said City manager Roberto Mancini. “If we think it’s finished it will be a big mistake.” “We are very happy but next Sunday we will have another difficult game [against Newcastle]. Very difficult,” Mancini said.