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Manchester United wins; City falls flat – Sunday’s English Premier League highlights

Apr 8, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT

Manchester United's Scholes celebrates his goal against Queens Park Rangers with teammates during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester

If you like watching a hammer hit a board for 87 minutes before snapping it in two, allow me to draw your attention away from the Military Channel Sunday’s English Premier League highlights.

In our first film, a young ingenue named Arsenal stars as our metaphorical hammer, with Manchester City the antagonist whose life starts falling apart in our story’s third act:

The loss leaves Manchester City eight points adrift of first-place Manchester United, who found some good fortune early Sunday, seeing Shaun Derry excused near the quarter-hour-mark.

With the win, Manchester United has their proverbial hand on the trophy and, withsome more help from Manchester City, could conceivable win the title on Sunday when Aston Villa visits Old Trafford.

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