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AT HALF: Kompany thunder, Gundogan silk have Man City on brink (video)

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Man City's Vincent Kompany breaks free from Chris Smalling and sends a thunderous header into the net to make it 1-0 against Man United.

Manchester City is all over Manchester United, building a 2-0 halftime lead at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday and moving to within one half of the Premier League title.

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Pep Guardiola’s men are showing no ill effects of a 3-0 first leg UEFA Champions League loss to Liverpool on Wednesday, and City has done it with Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, and Aymeric Laporte on the bench.

The poetics of Vincent Kompany getting on the board in the 25th minute aren’t lost on the blue side of Manchester, and he thundered by Chris Smalling to smoke a header beyond De Gea despite a strong tug on the back of shirt.

An ethereal turn from Gundogan put the title on their lips, as he finished a 1-2 by slipping a goal inside the far post.

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