Gelsenkirchen - It was hard fought, tense throughout and neither side gave an inch. It was, however, FC Schalke 04 who edged Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 at the Veltins Arena and the Royal Blues' FIFA World Cup-winning captain Benedikt Höwedes could hardly hide his delight at what could prove a crucial three points in the race for the top four.