City Keep Pressure On United

Tevez grabs a hat-trick

Despite Roberto Mancini’s assertions that City had no chance of winning the Title, his suddenly in form team are doing all they can to prove him wrong. I was hoping this would be a difficult away trip for City and had it down as a draw in my predictions for the remaining games. How wrong could I be? City thrashed in form Norwich 6-1 at Carrow Road to close the gap at the top to just two points. They also increased their goal difference to eight. Is it any coincidence that Carlos Tevez has started the last two games, in which City have scored ten goals, with Tevez himself claiming four.  He celebrated his hat-trick today with a golf swing. No doubt in response to his long leave of absence, where he was pictured playing golf.

How will United react? It goes without saying that I hope they respond to this City win and our midweek loss with a convincing victory against Aston Villa tomorrow, but if I can’t have that I’d settle for a scrappy 1-0 win. As long as we get the three points, I don’t care how we do it. I know I’m not going to enjoy the game, not unless we’re three up in the first ten minutes. I’m expecting a stressful ninety minutes tomorrow afternoon. A loss would be unthinkable. A point wouldn’t be much better. No, it’s got to be three points tomorrow. Nothing less. City’s next game is away to bottom placed Wolves, so they’re more or less guaranteed three points there. After Villa, we’re at home to Everton, which isn’t easy. Then it’s the big one, away to City in the game that could decide the Title. My blood pressure could do without the stress, but City’s sudden return to form is certainly making for an exciting Title run in. Come on United!

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