Pep Guardiola: Man United can still win the title

Tanya Simon
April 15, 2018

Pep Guardiola's side need just three points to be crowned champions, but they will win the title if second-placed Manchester United lose to West Brom on Sunday or to Bournemouth on Wednesday.

A tumultuous return from the worldwide break for Manchester City has come to an end.

Man City possible XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, B. Silva, Aguero, Sane.

Tottenham host Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday (Watch live, 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) with Spurs aiming to hand City a fourth-straight defeat in all competitions.

Jesus and Sterling passed up huge chances to add to their lead before Sterling - who also missed two great opportunities when City were 2-0 up on United last weekend - finally found the roof of the net after Lloris parried another Jesus effort. That will be the theme of the contest when they take on Tottenham Hotspur, who could not have faced City at a better time.

Sterling teed up Gundogan for a shot that was deflected behind in the 19th minute and Spurs barely left their own half for an extended passage of play after the resulting corner.

Spurs are the form team in the English top-flight and are slight favourites to edge Saturday's late kick off but will have to be wary of a backlash from a wounded Manchester City side.

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Outfielder Brandon Nimmo also returns following a brief stay in Vegas, while right-hander Jacob Rhame was optioned to the 51s. Realmuto, a career.280/.322/.428 hitter who has averaged 15 homers and 68 RBIs in four Major League Baseball seasons.

City dropped just two points in its first 22 league matches this season, with that unbeaten sequence finally ended by a 4-3 defeat at Liverpool on January 14.

City have recorded a Premier League double over Spurs for the first time since the 2014/15 campaign (under Manuel Pellegrini). He has 10 goals in 12 Premier League appearances.

The Citizens have conceded eight goals in their last three games, which they all lost.

Spurs welcome City having now won six Premier League fixtures on the bounce, while Pochettino's men have also kept a clean sheet in four home matches in a row to bolster their Champions League chase.

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The team news was posted on the official Tottenham Twitter page ahead of the 7.45pm kick-off. Manchester City, meanwhile, can win the title with a home victory over Swansea on Nissan Super Sunday.

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