Manchester City moved to within one win of retaining the Premier League title as captain Vincent Kompany’s thunderous strike earned a nervy 1-0 win over Leicester City on Monday.
The English champions were not as their fluent best, but got the one moment of real quality they needed from an unlikely source, as centre-back Kompany unleashed a long-range shot into the top corner 20 minutes from time.
City move back one point clear of Liverpool, and will become the first side in a decade to retain the title at Brighton on Sunday, as long as they match or better the Reds’ result at home to Wolves.
After edging past Newcastle 3-2 on Saturday night, Liverpool, who have not won the league since 1990, were left praying that former manager Brendan Rodgers could do them a favour at the Etihad.
Leicester’s marked improvement since Rodgers took charge in February was on show in an impressive display from the visitors as City were made to sweat, but just got over the line for a vital three points.