While the focus was firmly and rightly so on the Man Utd vs Chelsea game for its earth shattering import the best football was being played between Everton and Man City. The Toffees behind a Yaya Toure goal mounted a comeback at Goodison Park which will be remembered for a long time in one of the best 45 minutes of a second half.
Joleon Lescott is a commonly evoked turncoat with the faithful but it was Sylvain Distin making the opposite trip who hurt City with his brilliant header that drew Everton level. Phil Neville then sent a curling cross which saw little Leon Osman rising above Vincent Kompany for an even more triumphant conversion. See above video.
The half had everything. Open ended flowing football with a deluge of chances for Everton who laid siege to Joe Hart's citadel. David Silva was far too clever for City's own good in the few chances they had. Toure was a beneficiary.
City are assured of Champions League participation with Spurs's draw against Blackpool. They now fight Arsenal for the critical 3rd and 4th position which will determine an extra round for CL progress.