'Couple of wrong decisions' cost Stoke City the game vs Manchester City

'Couple of wrong decisions' cost Stoke City the game vs Manchester City

'Couple of wrong decisions' cost Stoke City the game vs Manchester City

Runaway leaders Manchester City are just two victories away from winning the Premier League title after beating Stoke City 2-0 last night.

The 50th-minute strike saw City's confidence grow even greater, with Jesus shooting into the side netting and Sterling's tricky footwork seeing him nearly walk the ball into the Stoke net before flicking against Butland.

The Spain midfielder then doubled the visitors' advantage, converting after a lovely move five minutes into the second half.

Indeed, it's looking like Guardiola's formidable mob may well cinch up the Premier League title against neighbouring foes Manchester United on 7th April. "But on Saturday we have a final against Everton, a game that we have to win at all costs".

"I'm very specific in saying it's not going to be handed to us", Kompany added.

At the whistle, while City fans celebrated, Guardiola was deep in conversation with Sane, explaining some technical points to the Germany winger.

"I think everybody in the blue side of Manchester knows it's a once in a lifetime opportunity", City's captain told Sky Sports.

Monday's loss left Stoke 19th in the Premier League standings, two places and one point adrift of Southampton, who hold the last position of safety with eight games remaining.

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Silva's brace against Stoke was his seventh and eighth goals in the Premier League this season.

As has been then case so many times this season, the goal came with devastating pace and precision on the counter-attack after striker Gabriel Jesus had dropped deep and become involved in build-up play.

"No, the manager said we've still got stuff to work on, but just having the sun feels like a holiday", he said.

"It is always a complicated here, but we put in a solid performance and controlled the game and didn't concede a goal".

"They are as good a team as I've seen in a long time".

The learning never stops with the Spanish coach, whose team now head of for a break in Abu Dhabi, with their fans looking forward to the mouthwatering prospect of clinching the league title in a match against their local rivals.

With an global break on the horizon, City are next in action against Everton on March 31 before welcoming United to the Etihad Stadium on April 7 - which could see Guardiola's men secure their third Premier League crown and first since 2014.

Elsewhere, in the Champions League Manchester United will host Sevilla in the second leg of the last 16 tie at Old Trafford tonight.

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