Premier League title will mean more than Champions League, says Guardiola

United Can Still Win Premier League Admits Guardiola

United players celebrates a goal against Stoke City on Monday night Reuters-BBC

Indeed, they could well break the record for wins by a club in a single top-flight season, which is presently held by Tottenham Hotspur (31 in 1960-61).

England forward Sterling has scored 17 league goals this season - and 22 in all competitions, at least twice as many as he has previously managed in a season.

Manchester City's next game is against Swansea City at the Etihad next Sunday, where they will be officially crowned Premier League champions.

Manchester United's shock 1-0 loss at home to West Brom on Sunday means that Pep Guardiola's men, who defeated Tottenham 3-1 at Wembley the evening before, have an unassailable 16-point lead at the top of the table with just five rounds to go.

Even if United doesn't lose to the league's bottom team, City can still seal the trophy before playing again.

"And the fact they won the Premier League at a canter playing the sort of football they have, nearly reinventing the game - nobody has come close to winning the Premier League with 65-66 per cent possession - that is a lot of credit in the bank". We have 87 points and there are five games left. If, at the end, we are not able and United win the league, all we can say is congratulations United, reflect on what we have done bad in the last month and move forward.

"We were able to play at the level that we are expected to perform at, and i think the previous times when we won it a lot of times you can say we almost threw it away".

Toure's agent Seluk has previously fallen out with Guardiola, and he feels that Toure's experience good have been vital for City. Some pundits are already ranking City - who at one stage this season won a record 18 successive league games - alongside Manchester United's 1999 treble winners and the 2003-04 Arsenal "Invincibles".

The notion of anything resembling an actual "race" for the Premier League title has always been abandoned due to City's relentless form, but things could have been different back in December.

"After the last week to come here and play like we did, we will be champions. We have to win two or win one and draw two games".

'We have to try, ' said Guardiola. You may win the Champions League in seven video games, one risky sport you might be out. Only in the last 10 days, as they lost to United and were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Liverpool, had City's quality been called into question. "The Premier League is the constant - every day, every day, every day - and we were there every day".

There was no sign of City's recent troubles as they immediately found their groove and could have led with only three minutes on the clock.

"You can't take it for granted", Kompany said.

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