Barclays Premier League, 10 May 2009
Old Trafford. Attendance: 75,464.
(Ronaldo 18, Tevez 45)
United: Van der Sar; Rafael, Vidic, Evans (O'Shea 71), Evra; Park (Scholes 58), Fletcher, Giggs; Ronaldo (Rooney 58), Tevez, Berbatov. Subs not used: Kuszczak, G Neville, Nani, Carrick.
United brushed aside City's challenge in May 2009 to move to within touching distance of a third successive title.
First-half goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez sealed the points on a day when United’s back four were rarely troubled by Mark Hughes' side.
Ronaldo opened the scoring with a free-kick from 28 yards that clipped Nigel de Jong on the end of the wall before bouncing once and nestling in the back of the net. And Tevez, who had been the subject of intense pre-match speculation surrounding his future at Old Trafford, rounded off a superb move involving Darren Fletcher and Dimitar Berbatov on the stroke of half-time.
The win left the Reds needing four points from the final three games to secure the title, which duly arrived with a goalless draw at home to Arsenal two games later.