Pep Guardiola Rates Man City's Title Chances After Dropping Points vs Southampton

Pep Guardiola Rates Man City's Title Chances After Dropping Points vs Southampton

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Manchester City are outright favourites to win the Premier League title this season
  • City are currently enjoying a 12-point lead on the summit despite their 1-1 draw vs Southampton
  • However, with Liverpool having two games in hand, Pep has maintained the title race is not over
  • Liverpool will be looking to win their tie against Palace for a chance to close gap on City

Pep Guardiola has insisted the Premier League title race is not over despite Man City enjoying a 12-point lead at the top of the standings.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola. Photo: Getty Images.
Pep Guardiola will be hoping to help Man City retain the Premier League title. Photo: Getty Images.
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City had a golden chance to extend the lead to 14 points but blew up that opportunity after they settled for a frustrating 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday, January 22.

The draw came just days after Guardiola's charges stunned Chelsea 1-0 to secure their 12th straight Premier League win - a result that had many suggest the title race is done and dusted.

However, Pep has come out to maintain the race is still wide open with Liverpool, who have two games in hand out to reduce the gap to just six points.

“That’s good, that’s good, the title race is not over,” Guardiola told talkSPORT’s Declan McCarthy after the Southampton draw.
“You said, ‘Oh the Premier League is over,’ now people will realise it’s not over. That is good for our side," he added.

Liverpool are scheduled to take on Crystal Palace in their next Premier League fixture slated for Sunday, January 23, at Selhurst Park.

A win over the Eagles will see Jurgen Klopp's charge reduce the gap between them and City to nine points.

Man United stun West Ham

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester United bagged a last-minute winner with virtually the last kick of the game to move to the top four at the expense of West Ham on Saturday, January 22.

It was Marcus Rashford who came up with the goods in the dying seconds just when it looked like West Ham were on their way to a draw at Old Trafford.

The England forward tapped in from close range from an Edinson Cavani cross to give his side the lead with 26 seconds left on the clock.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.