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English Premier League: United wins derby, Chelsea closes on title

Published 1907 GMT (0307 HKT) April 12, 2015
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Marouane Fellaini (2nd R) celebrates after putting Manchester United 2-1 ahead in the derby against City at Old Trafford. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Ashley Young (left) earlier scored United's equalizer, while Juan Mata put United 3-1 ahead after the break. Michael Regan/Getty Images
Sergio Aguero had put City ahead in the eighth minute, but Young (out of picture) leveled on 14 as he beat England keeper Joe Hart. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
City captain Vincent Kompany (right) was lucky to escape with a yellow card for a late tackle on Daley Blind, but had to come off at halftime due to injury. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Chris Smalling (right) headed United's fourth goal from Young's free-kick. Michael Regan/Getty Images
Aguero scored his second of the match to pass the 100-goal milestone since joining City in 2012 but his hopes of a third Premier League title this season are almost over, with United now up to third place above his team. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
City ended Sunday 12 points behind leader Chelsea, which won 1-0 at lowly Queens Park Rangers earlier Sunday thanks to an 88th-minute goal from Cesc Fabregas and went seven points clear of second-placed Arsenal. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's celebrations were met by a volley of missiles from the home fans. Branislav Ivanovic (center) complained of being hit by a coin. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images