MANCHESTER CITY'S title challenge is OVER after Mikel Arteta's wonderstrike shot down Roberto Mancini's men.With Premier League leaders Manchester United winning 2-0 against QPR, City were desperate for a win to keep in touch at the top.
City boss Mancini admitted ahead of the clash at the Emirates Stadium that the match was a must-win.United's victory at Old Trafford extended their lead over City to eight points with just six matches left this season.
And defeat in North London to Arteta's 87th-minute rocket has surely sealed a 20th crown for City's bitter rivals.City's misery was compounded when Mario Balotelli was sent off for his second yellow card just two minutes after Arteta had struck the winner.
Arsenal, meanwhile, leapfrog Tottenham in the race to seal third place and an automatic Champions League spot.
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