Title in City's hands

Aidan Fitzmaurice

ALEX FERGUSON concedes that Manchester City are now firmly in the driving seat for the Premier League title after last night's 1-0 win for City at Eastlands.

City goalkeeper Joe Hart pointed out that he didn't have a single save to make last night after United failed to get a shot on target for the first time since a clash against Arsenal in 2009.

Ferguson admitted that last week's draw against Everton handed City the initiative, which they took last night thanks to Vincent Kompany's goal.

“Yes, they're in the driving seat now. They only need to win two games,” said Ferguson as City prepare to face Newcastle United and QPR.

“I think we have to look at last Sunday as the bad result for us, the Everton game.

“It's not over. We have the same number of points but they have an eight goals advantage and that's a big advantage,” added Ferguson.

City keeper Hart said: “I didn't have any saves to make. We've never got battered and I don't think we'll ever get battered. It was rock solid.”