Vincent Kompany scored a long-range stunner to down Leicester City 1-0 and put one hand on the Premier League trophy for Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s side were frustrated for long periods at the Etihad Stadium on Monday but found a way through thanks to captain Kompany’s sensational strike.
Kasper Schmeichel was given no chance by Kompany’s rocket in the 70th minute, with City moving back above Liverpool, a point ahead in top spot in the Premier League table.
City, now on a run of 13 consecutive league wins, will defend their Premier League title if they collect another three points at Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.
Kompany made a superb block to repel Ricardo Pereira as the hosts made an understandably nervy start.
Vincent Kompany stepped up to ensure Manchester City’s title bid remains on track as he got the only goal against Leicester
The vastly-experienced Belgian got in his stride before unleashing a stunning strike into the top corner of the Leicester net
The goal sparked wild celebrations on and off the pitch as everyone inside the Etihad Stadium knew the goal’s importance
Sterling and Aguero endured difficult evenings but were quick to congratulate their captain for the crucial goal