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Results: Sunday 22 April

Manchester United 4-4 Everton
Liverpool 0-1 West Brom
Wolves 0-2 Manchester City

More: Draw stuns Sir Alex

22/04/2012 16:50, Report by Steve Bartram

City close gap to three points

The destination of the Barclays Premier League title could hinge on the looming Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium, after Manchester City moved to within three points of United at the top of the table.

Roberto Mancini's side brushed aside Wolves at Molineux shortly after the Reds' shock draw with Everton. Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri scored in either half to secure a 2-0 victory for the Blues, who were rarely troubled by the now-relegated Midlanders.

The result means United will now take a three point lead to the Etihad Stadium on Monday, 30 April in a potentially pivotal game. Victory there would put the Reds six points clear, while a home win would put the Blues top of the table by virtue of their superior goal difference, which is currently six greater than United's.

Each side would then have two games remaining, with United hosting Swansea and finishing the season at Sunderland, while City travel to Champions League-chasing Newcastle before ending the campaign at home to Queens Park Rangers.

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