Man City boss Guardiola: We can all improve further here

Guardiola's defensive switch moves Man City closer to title glory

Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era - matching the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team.

Have you read Trendiee Today? However, Guardiola has coaxed some of the finest form of Aguero's stellar career from the Argentina global this season - his contribution to City's overall play improved to the extent that it would seem foolish to start that work all over again with a marquee signing.

From the qualified praise Guardiola dealt out early in his reign, to the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, pursuit of Alexis Sanchez and the fresh reports at the end of past year that Aguero was once again unhappy with how he was being handled, the relationship between manager and star striker is not without unease. City made the most of their numerical advantage, adding a second before the break through Gabriel Jesus, who netted again after the interval. City have been unable to hold onto a lead in two of their biggest games of the season, so changes had to be made to halt that run.

The manager plans to be playing a round with son Marius on Sunday when City will be crowned champions if West Bromwich Albion wins at Manchester United.

"Playing in the Champions League at that age, sometimes it is complicated". They had scored 16 goals in their previous three league games but needed only one to move to the top of the table at Stamford Bridge. But we missed the first 20 or 25 minutes.

Pep Guardiola's decision to deploy Kevin De Bruyne in a deepercentral-midfield role has allowed the Belgian to demonstrate his all-round skills, notably his vision, work rate and reading of the game.

Records were starting to tumble as City cut down their rivals one by one and Arsenal were no match for the runaway leaders.

Christian Eriksen pulled one back for Spurs before half-time but Sterling wrapped up the points in the second half.

Under Roberto Mancini in 2012 they clinched it with a last-gasp Sergio Aguero victor at Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the season while in 2014 under Manuel Pellegrini it also went down to the wire.




"We now have 87 points with five games left because we have been outstanding all season".

"And as they [get] stuck into the game you realise: 'Well, something could happen'. The players gave an wonderful performance". All three games finished 2-1, and it revived memories of the winning goals scored in so-called "Fergie Time" by Manchester United's trophy-winning teams under Alex Ferguson. With United eight points adrift of the leaders before kick-off, City dominated from start to finish to leave their bitter rivals trailing in their wake.

And he's challenged his team-mates to retain the crown for the first time.

With 28 league victories so far, City need three more wins to top Chelsea's record of 30 Premier League wins in a season.

The Premier League's record points tally of 95, set by Chelsea in 2004-05, is within City's reach if they can take nine from their last fixtures.

Largely sticking to a 4-3-3 formation with Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling as wingers, Guardiola dispensed completely with his occasional use of a three-man defense.

Celebrating the success, Man City's Argentine central defender Nicolas Otamendi wrote on Twitter: "2017/2018 @premierleague CHAMPIONS!"

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