One win down and five to go for Manchester City after emphatic win over Brighton

Following last night’s emphatic 4-nil win over Brighton, it is now a case of one win down and five more to go for Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side remains in control of their own destiny in this season’s Premier League title race, and if they win their remaining 5 games, they will claim a fourth consecutive Premier League title.

While Manchester City were favourites to beat the Injury depleted Brighton at the Amex Stadium, the pressure of this season’s title race means no result is a formality. While Arsenal have kept the pace at the top of the Premier League with their 5-nil win over Chelsea, Liverpool have fallen off the pace following their shock 2-nil defeat to Everton at Goodison Park. It was against this backdrop where Manchester City needed to make a mark against Brighton. They did so in emphatic fashion at the Amex Stadium overnight.

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Pep Guardiola’s side made their statement in the title race with an emphatic victory. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, a brace from Phil Foden and another from Julian Alvarez, sealed a crucial win for Manchester City over Brighton. While the 4-nil scoreline reflected City’s dominance, the performance from the champions was one of their best of the season.

The world champions dominated the Seagulls to send a message to their title rivals. City is clicking into gear at the penultimate stage of the season. It was a case of one win down and five more to go to win a fourth consecutive Premier League title for Pep Guardiola’s team.

Speaking post game Pep Guardiola said the pressure of this season’s title race is inspiring his team. The City manager knows if they don’t get points in their remaining five games, their title hopes may fade away. Guardiola told the media post game: “We know if we don’t win or draw, there won’t be chance to fight until the end. Of course, the pressure is there. Otherwise, we can’t perform like that. Five games left, onto the next one, that all I can say.”

Guardiola also cautioned that what happened to Liverpool could also happen to his side. With Nottingham Forest fighting for their Premier League survival, they will provide a stern test for Manchester City on Sunday. Guardiola added: “We have five games left – tough ones like Forest and what they’re playing for. What happened to Liverpool can happen to us and Arsenal.

It is now one win down and five wins to go for Manchester City to claim the Premier League title. Despite this fact, their focus will squarely be on Nottingham Forest at the City Ground where another crucial game awaits.

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