At long last, Manchester City is breaking free of its Champions League quarter-final hex, with a progressive step towards Quadruple this season. Under the glaring guidance of Pep Guardiola, it seems like the team is aiming right for the goal: retrieving the league crown from Liverpool. With a fantastic streak already, it sure does look like they'll be taking the Championship trophy home this season, as well as the domestic cup double.
Is it possible? Or will this phenomenal win elude the team once again?
Today, as this season’s campaign approaches crunch time, we’re detailing Premier League permutations, key dates to markdown, and treble-winner Gary Neville’s verdict on the team’s chance of breaking records.
Let’s jump right into it.
Man City Falls 11 Points Short
The Premier League’s last time out saw a rare outcome of the Leeds crushing Man City. Manchester United’s win against Tottenham has cost Guardiola’s side 3 points, falling from leading with 14 points to 11. Manchester United can bag a solid 84 points if the team manages to pull winners for all its remaining games. So far, it seems City’s win of the Premier League is sealed with its lead of 11 points, which can only be threatened if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side wins all upcoming matches.
One Last Huddle at Tottenham
As of right now, Manchester City hopes to bag another cup before progressing towards Premier League – the Carabao Cup, to be exact.
After hoping to beat Manchester United, their current biggest rivals at the semis, City has their eyes on the fourth Carabao Cup. On Sunday 25th April, Wembley will witness the final act between Tottenham and the semis winners.
Gary Neville’s Verdict
Speaking on his podcast, Neville revealed his thoughts concerning City and their chances of winning the Champion’s League. The football commentator seems to believe that the Quadruple is definitely in the hands of City. The FA Cup, however, he claims may be tricky to win.
He adds that Tottenham can really pull a fast one in the Carabao Cup final. This, he backs up by mentioning what strong players the team has, particularly naming Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, who can counter and live multiple attacks. With that, he names Son again, Steven Bergwijn, and Lucas Moura, players who know how to counter-attack.
Neville states that teams with electric players, who can break City’s counter-press and can revert to their pitch and shape quickly, are the ones that end up beating them. Tottenham can be a roadblock in the FA Cup, but the League Championship is definitely City’s, says Neville.
What do you think? Does City have the Championship bagged, or will another team floor them?