Man City on brink of title as epic race reaches climax

Man City on brink of title as epic race reaches climax

This title race between Manchester City and Liverpool has been characterised by a genuine respect between the two clubs and their managers.

Liverpool sensationally overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit against Barcelona to reach the Champions League final, whilst Tottenham scored a last minute victor against Ajax to also book their place in Madrid.

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Pep Guardiola's men lead Liverpool by one point at the top of the table and will be confirmed champions with a win at the Amex Stadium. That is what we will try to do. I didn't expect it, when we were seven points behind against this Liverpool, to be in the position we are now.

In contrast to City, the festive season saw Liverpool open up a gap at the top and the victory on December 29 at home to Arsenal sent them nine points clear of second-placed Spurs. If we win we've done our job, we will have done what we could do and then we will see what will happen at Brighton.

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I was really happy for Liverpool.

He said: "We must play well, be strong mentally, knowing it will be tough". The Seagulls showed at Arsenal on Sunday that they will not lie down and, indeed, could have snatched it at the death at the Emirates had they shown more composure in front of goal.

"We know the life in which we live". The focus is on my team. Focus on the game - how we want to play - and not worry too much.

It's only natural that the Barca win will get Liverpool thinking that maybe someone else can do them a favour and that luck is on their side this season.

Playmaker Kevin de Bruyne, who has missed the past three matches with a hamstring strain, is back in training and could face Brighton, but midfielder Fernandinho will not recover from a knee injury in time. Here you can learn how to stream Premier League games online without cable on your favourite streaming devices such as Apple TV, PC, Mobile, Kodi, Roku, gaming consoles and all other streaming hardware.

He is aiming to be fit in time for the FA Cup final against Watford next Saturday. I tried plenty of shots from distance like that in my career and none of them were on target, but to give Kopmany credit, he took on the captain's role and got the goal that the team needed.