Paul Scholes headed a dramatic late winner to settle the Manchester derby and keep Manchester United’s title hopes alive with a 1-0 win at Eastlands.
The veteran, who signed a one-year extension to his contract on Friday, celebrated his new deal with a precise header in the third minute of injury time to break the deadlock in a game that seemed destined to finish goalless.
The result saw United close the gap at the top of the table to a single point, after leaders Chelsea slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham in the late kick-off.
For City, the late goal threatens to derail their bid for a first top-four finish for 32 years. Roberto Mancini’s side are now two points behind Spurs after their win over Chelsea.
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