'Buzzing' Kompany urges caution
A "buzzing" Vincent Kompany called on Manchester City to finish the job in the title race after scoring the winner against Manchester United.
The Belgium international's first-half header was enough to send City top on goal difference from United with only two games remaining.
Victory at Newcastle on Sunday, followed by another at home to QPR on the final day will, barring a mathematical miracle, be enough to secure the Blues their first title since 1968.
Kompany said City's players are now on the brink of realising their childhood dreams, but called for focus for the remainder of the season.
Asked about his emotions after completed a famous league double over United, Kompany said: "Absolutely buzzing. We've been waiting for this moment.
"It's far from over and we know that, but to give our fans two wins over United this season... we have to finish it off and we have to do it over the next two games."
The euphoric City skipper added on Sky Sports 1: "Someone texted me today and said he thought I was going to score the goal, and I thought he was a lunatic!
"For us to get this result, we wanted it so bad.
"It all comes down to the dream we had when we were children, and we all want it so much."
City boss Roberto Mancini said his side deserved the win but warned his players to be on their mettle against the Magpies next week, with United facing an "easy" home fixture against Swansea.
"We are happy but I think that next Sunday we will have another difficult game," he told Sky Sports 1.
"They play an easy game against Swansea. I think at this moment we are top of the league, but United has a light advantage yet."
He added: "We deserved to win this game. We scored, we played well. We had other chances to score a second goal.
"I don't think they had a chance to score. But it was a difficult game because United is a top team."
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson felt his side were poor on the night and conceded the title was now City's to throw away.
"It was feisty, competitive, not a lot of goal chances," the Scot said. "We're disappointed we never tested their goalkeeper.
"They had more threat as they had more action around the edge of our box."
Ferguson lamented the manner of City's goal, which came from a corner right on the stroke of half-time.
"If you lose a goal from a set-piece at this level, you only have yourself to blame for that," he said.
"It was a bad time to lose a goal."
He added: "I think they're in the driver's seat now. They've got to win two games of football.
"It's not over yet, but they've got an eight-goal advantage. It's a big advantage."