Manchester United failed to gain any ground in the title race with their 2-0 victory over Swansea, though the Reds won in convincing fashion.
Despite their 2-0 win, the celebrations that followed were muted as United likely squandered any chance to capture their 20th title. They are now tied with Manchester City on points with one game to play, but they are eight back in goal difference.
If Manchester City can top QPR next week, then United would have to close an eight plus goal advantage in one game against Sunderland on Sunday.
Manchester took the field knowing they needed to score in bunches to cut into the huge goal difference lead that City held at the start of the match and so they attacked from the start.
Paul Scholes scored first with a pretty flick on a Michael Carrick shot in the 28th minute. The play was the result of a series of nifty passes and Scholes nonchalant flick of the ball was a fitting finish to a pretty play.
Ashley Young scored the second for Manchester United with a pretty placed shot after he collected a Wayne Rooney rebound.
Young chased his ball into the net for a quick restart as Manchester was keen to score more goals, but there were none to be had. Michel Vorm saved a number of dangerous United shots and his defense kept the most dangerous from getting on net.
There is one week remaining in the Premier League season, but it looks to be a dreary one for a Manchester United team that is used to celebrating with trophies.