It seems that Manchester City are in pole position to regain the premier league title after their 5-1 victory over Tottenham on Wednesday night. Aguero opened the scoring after 15 minutes, netting his 50th goal for the club; Tottenham recovered well throughout the first half despite an ever threatening city side. Yaya Toure doubled their lead 5 minutes into the second half by converting a somewhat dubious penalty, which saw Danny Rose sent off. Dzeko then converted from 8 yards two minutes later, although capoue managed to pull one back for the home side, Manchester City still managed to bag a fourth goal through their seemingly forgotten striker Stefan Jovetic. something I’m sure all city fans and Pellegrini was delighted to see, what with aguero limping off in the second half. The captain Kompany topped off a great night for the blues who now sit atop the premier league table.
Can City go on to win the title?
City have to be favourites to go on and regain the title, they have scored more at this point in the season than they did in the whole of last season and there doesn’t seem to be any sign of slowing. Aguero is the second highest scorer in the league behind an unstoppable luis Suarez, but whats more, is that City have four more players in the top scorers list, more than any other side. Showing that they aren’t reliant just on Aguero; compare this to Arsenal who have only two, if Giroud does get injured or as he has done in recent weeks, hit a bad run of form they will struggle to find goals at crucial times.
City have also started to pick up wins away from home, something that has plagued them for years. Consistency is key, to a title winning season. They rarely look like losing a game, especially with their mentality of “we will always score one more than you.” Yes they do have frailties at the back, and yes tactically, Pellegrini does struggle, however as mentioned above the ability of Manchester City’s bounty of attacking players, one would have to assume that they will always get at least one goal.
There is a belief and confidence that runs through the team, something that is devoid in the Manchester united side of late and if City continue on the run of form that has seen them win 9 of the last ten games and keep to same winning mentality that they had in their historic 2011/2012 season and don’t become complacent (as they seemed to look during the F.A cup draw with Blackburn) the title is almost certainly theirs to lose.