Carlos Tevez lifted reigning champions Manchester City back to within a point of the Barclays Premier League summit with the only goal of a dour clash against Swansea.
Roberto Mancini will be pleased to have escaped with the points after another performance that will inevitably raise more questions over his side's lack of dynamism this season.
City can at least also reflect on a clean sheet - only the second of their season - after Joe Hart saved twice from Michu with the score at the Etihad Stadium still 0-0.
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