Manchester Metropolis is inside touching distance of its first English championship since 1968 after Yaya Toure scored twice to provide the leaders a deserved 2-Zero win at Newcastle on Sunday. Though defending champion Manchester United stayed degree on factors with its native rival with a 2-Zero victory over Swansea, Metropolis’s superior purpose distinction means that it’s going to virtually definitely win the title if it beats struggling Queens Park Rangers in its remaining match subsequent weekend. United, which gained by objectives by Paul Scholes and Ashley Younger, will play at Sunderland within the remaining spherical subsequent Sunday. “It’s not finished,” Toure mentioned. “We have one game left and we have to be careful as QPR are fighting to stay in the Premier League. We have to continue to work hard and believe. “That is sensible for us, although.” Tottenham saved fourth place from Newcastle with a 1-1 draw towards Aston Villa, whereas Clint Dempsey scored his 50th Premier League purpose to assist Fulham to a 2-1 win over Sunderland. Djibril Cisse scored within the 89th minute to provide QPR a 1-Zero win over Stoke and transfer his aspect two factors away from the relegation zone, whereas Bolton missed the prospect to climb out of the underside three when it let slip a 2-Zero lead and drew 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion.
Relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers drew 0-Zero with Everton within the different match. With each Metropolis and Newcastle needing victory – one for the title chase and one for its top-four problem – there have been probabilities at every finish earlier than Toure’s objectives. Metropolis goalkeeper Joe Hart made a reflex save from Hatem Ben Arfa’s fierce volley within the 34th after Demba Ba’s shot had been blocked. Seven minutes later, Gareth Barry’s low drive was blocked by defender Colocini and his rebound effort was stopped on the road by Davide Santon. Barry then tried a 3rd shot however Newcastle and goalkeeper Tim Krul managed to clear Toure made the breakthrough within the 70th, exchanging passes with Sergio Aguero on the sting of the realm and putting a curling right-foot shot previous the diving Krul. The Ivory Coast midfielder then missed a transparent opening – slipping as he tried to take the ball round Krul – earlier than making it 2-Zero as Metropolis exploited house left by the house aspect’s seek for an equalizer. Scholes put United forward within the 28th when the veteran midfielder, who rescinded his retirement halfway by the season, redirected Michael Carrick’s shot with a fast flick of the boot. Younger made it 2-0 13 minutes later with a low, curling shot between two defenders and across the goalkeeper into the far nook. However the inundation of objectives United wanted to eat away at Metropolis’s benefit by no means got here. Metropolis will go into the ultimate spherical eight objectives forward of United.