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Man City Revels in Historic Triumph

Tom Jenkins for the Guardian

The English Premier League did not crown a new champion Monday night, but it sure felt like it.

Manchester City's 1-0 triumph over Manchester United could not have been sweeter for the blue half of this city and took the club to within touching distance of a title that would soothe the pain of decades of suffering in the shadows.

Vincent Kompany's headed goal in the waning moments of the first half was the difference, but this was the night that City stood tall and dominated a showdown billed as the most important clash in EPL history.

Anything other than a City win would have effectively handed the crown to United, which went into the game three points clear. Now, with the teams level at the top, City's superior goal difference means that it ...

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