Manchester City are on the brink of landing their third successive Premier League title, a feat only achieved by Manchester United.
Manager Pep Guardiola looks set to win City their 5th PL title in 6 seasons so far in his reign at the club.
Arsenal’s shock 3-0 home defeat to Brighton immediately after a 2-0 win at Goodison Park for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side has opened up the possibility of the Manchester side winning the league this weekend.
In fact, City can win their third successive PL title before they even kick a ball in next Sunday’s clash against Chelsea.
That is if Arsenal suffer a defeat against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in Saturday’s 5:30 pm kick-off.
A draw against Steve Cooper’s side would see Arsenal trail the table-toppers by three points.
Arsenal would then only have one game left of their Premier League season, whereas Manchester City would have three.
City would then only need to claim a draw against the Stamford Bridge outfit at the Etihad to guarantee it.
But Should Arsenal manage to beat Forest, Manchester City would then have to beat Chelsea to claim their fifth championship out of the last six seasons.
Should the title be decided this week, Manchester City and the Premier League will have the trophy presentation at the Etihad following the conclusion of the game.
If the race goes into the final week but City still emerge victorious, they will lift the trophy during the final game week at Brentford regardless of if they actually win the title at Brighton in midweek.
A tactical tweak in formation and personnel has seen Guardiola’s Manchester City performing at an exceedingly high rate towards the final stretch of the season.
The change in tactics has seen them embark on a 22-match unbeaten run in all competitions, winning 18 and drawing 4.
It’s been very typical of this City side down the years to be very relentless in such a key part of the season.
If Manchester City can get over the line this weekend and wrap up the title with two games left to play, it would be the second consecutive year they have been able to lift the trophy in front of their fans at home under Guardiola’s management.
Ilkay Gundogan’s match-winning performance against Aston Villa on the final day of last season ensured that a brimming and relieved Etihad Stadium could enjoy pipping Liverpool to the league title.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are seeking to become the second English side to do the continental treble with two other trophies on the line.
They face Manchester rivals, United in the FA Cup final on June 3 at the Wembley Stadium.
They must also overcome Spanish side, Real Madrid in the UCL semi-final this week.
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