EPL: Manchester City leads into final week, after win over Leicester

Manchester City can win the English Premier League title with a victory at Brighton, after a thundering long-range drive from captain Vincent Kompany gave them a 1-0 win over Leicester City.

With Tuesday's (NZT) victory in their penultimate game, City return to the top of the table with a one-point advantage over Liverpool, who host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.

It was the longest City fans have had to wait for a goal at the Etihad in this Premier League season and with nerves fraying, there was a growing sense that an impressive Leicester could wreck Pep Guardiola's hopes of capturing successive titles.

But then Kompany picked up the ball just over the halfway line in the 70th minute with the Leicester defence camped deep and the 33-year-old skipper unleashed a stunning drive from 25 metres out that flew into the top corner of Kasper Schmeichel's goal.

Leicester had an opportunity to level in the 87th minute, but substitute Kelechi Iheanacho, a former City player, was unable to find the target from a promising position.

City, who have now won 13 straight league games, have 95 points to Liverpool's 94 and also have a plus-four goal difference over Juergen Klopp's side.