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Premier League: City and Mahrez could win title today

Premier League: City and Mahrez could win title today

Manchester City are one step closer to the title. City's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the opening game of the 34th Premier League on Saturday means they will be crowned champions of England this Sunday if Manchester United fails to beat beat Liverpool.

Manchester City are no longer far from the goal. Pep Guardiola's men took a step closer to a third title in four seasons after 2018 and 2019. They beat Crystal Palace (2-0).

After a rather timid first half, the Citizens launched the hostilities after the break. As a sign it was the Argentine international Sergio Aguero who opened the score in the 57th minute with a wonderful half-volley. Spanish striker Ferran Torres then doubled the lead in the 59th minute.

The Citizens (80 points) have thus consolidated their position at the top of the Premier League. They are now 13 points clear of second-placed Manchester United. With four games left to play, Manchester City will be champions of England if the Red Devils lose at Old Trafford to Liverpool. This would be the 7th title in their history, the 3rd for the Algerian international Ryad Mahrez who joined the team in 2018, after having already won the Premier League with Leicester (2016).

The win at Crystal Palace confirms that Manchester City are unstoppable even away from the Ettihad Stadium. It was their 19th consecutive away win in all competitions. The Citizens had already lifted their first trophy of the season by winning the Carabao Cup final against Tottenham last weekend. And they are close to a first Champions League final after beating PSG 2-1 in Paris. The return leg is scheduled for Tuesday 4 May.

Philemon MBALE

 

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