Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Pep plays down hopes of sealing title in derby

Pep plays down hopes of sealing title in derby

Pep Guardiola's side must feel like they are within touching distance of that crown after David Silva delivered another masterclass to enable City to register their 26th league victory of the season and deepen Stoke's relegation worries in the process.

Jose Mourinho's side visit the Etihad Stadium on April 7 for a game which could see City make mathematically certain of being crowned champions following their 2-0 victory at Stoke on Monday night.

A man who knows a thing or two about lifting titles and hating United, Vincent Kompany has described the opportunity to win it in the Manchester derby as a "once in a lifetime opportunity" and it would certainly confirm the power-shift that has swung from red to blue in the City.

"He has the skills no doubt about that, but in the bad moments he is there to control the game and he is an aggressive competitor", said Guardiola. The important thing is that at March 12 we have 81 points and that's a lot of points.

"You can not deny that we're close to winning the league but you have to keep working and keep focused and as we did since the first day, game by game step by step and working hard every day every week every game you're going to get there".

"And it should not, but it just feels that the game tonight will define their season".

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Furthermore, five wins from their last eight will see City hold the record or the most wins in a Premier League campaign. "When and where it doesn't matter". "Then on Monday I will join the national team and aim at the last friendly matches, aiming at the world cup".

"He will be ready to play against Stoke City and after that when we will go to Abu Dhabi, he will stay in Spain". As per Opta, via The Times, City are projected to reach 102 points, and with a pretty tidy run-in in the latter stage of the season, don't be surprised if they do it. Slick, incisive and clinical, it was Manchester City at their elegant best. But joking aside, we're going to take this time now, there's no fixture next week. Basel ended up going there and breaking that good winning run.

City did not need to hit top gear as they eased to victory over Stoke with two David Silva goals.

After a moment's hesitation, he confessed: "I don't know". In my private life now it is a very hard moment but my son is fighting.

We look at the Twitter reaction to Silva's performance as City took another step closer to the Premier League title.

"It is a massive boost and relief to be able to play this game like we do".

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