Revenge For That Night Of Horrors?

Last updated : 25 April 2019 By Footy Mad - Editor

Pep Guardiola hailed his "incredible" players after the 2-0 victory over Manchester United kept the Premier League title race in Manchester City's hands.

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Second-half goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane saw City record a comfortable victory over their local rivals and move back to the top of the table, one point clear of Liverpool with three games to play.

"Liverpool I don't think are going to drop too many points, but it's in our hands," Guardiola said.

"Three games, we won the last 11. It's incredible what these players have done so far, but still we have a job to do.

"If that victory happened in November, December or January we would celebrate it more, enjoy it more. Maybe tonight we can enjoy it, but tomorrow it's over, it's gone, so you have to be focused, so focused."

The run down could be in Newcastle's hands and boy would it be fun to gain revenge for the 4-3 at Anfield when we blew the title in 1996.

Hailed by SKY TV viewers as "The Best Premier League Game Ever", obviously voted for by Liverpool and Man Utd fans, because nobody I know wearing black and white ever wants to relive it!

BUT ... having taunted the Toon fans that evening with "We can see you crying" ... the tears could be coming from the upper tier of the Leazes End. Fingers crossed.

The title run in:-

Friday April 26: Liverpool v Huddersfield Town 

Sunday April 28: Burnley v Manchester City 

A second Friday night game for Liverpool in a weekend that ordinarily would be an easy couple of wins for the best two teams in the league against two strugglers - but funny things can happen in a title race at this very late stage.

Huddersfield could have already been relegated by this stage but Burnley should still be in there fighting for their survival, and a Sunday afternoon game at Turf Moor has provided plenty of problems for big teams over the last season or so - it's no gimme at this stage.

Saturday May 4 Newcastle United v Liverpool

Saturday May 4 Manchester City v Leicester City

Another couple of fascinating encounters with two former Liverpool managers providing the opposition for our title contenders, which adds an extra twist in their penultimate scheduled fixtures.

Rafa Benitez has already done Liverpool a favour this season by beating City at St James' Park, but can Brendan Rodgers do the same with a Leicester side that has already beaten City once this season?

Newcastle's home form since New Year has even bettered Liverpool's.

Sunday May 12 Brighton v Man City

Sunday May 12 Liverpool v Wolves

It could all come down to these final games, which would be one of the most thrilling title chases for years. Brighton are certainly better at home than away, and they could be after revenge for an FA Cup semi-final defeat as well as clearing up any lingering relegation issues.

Liverpool have the advantage of playing at home but Wolves will provide the toughest test outside of facing one of the top six sides, and they'll be able to play with freedom with nothing to lose at the end of a fabulous debut season in the Premier League.

It comes down to these games and make no mistake - NEWCASTLE v Liverpool is the key.