Pep Guardiola Confident of Man City’s Title Chances As Liverpool, Arsenal Slip Up in Premier League

Pep Guardiola Confident of Man City’s Title Chances As Liverpool, Arsenal Slip Up in Premier League

Joel Reyes
April 15, 2024 at 12:23 PM
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  • Manchester City defeated Luton Town on Saturday to regain the Premier League lead
  • Arsenal and Liverpool both dropped points after losing their matches on Sunday
  • Pep Guardiola issued a title warning to the Gunners and Reds after the Luton win

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The Premier League title race is tighter than ever.

Only two points separate Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal at the top of the league table.

Pep Guardiola wouldn't have it any other way, explaining that this brings out the best in his players.

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Manchester City's Pep Guardiola ahead of the Premier League match against Luton Town. Image: Martin Rickett.
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The Spanish manager talked to reporters after Manchester City's comprehensive 5-1 win over Luton Town.

They opened the scoring in the second minute through a Daiki Hashioka own goal before Mateo Kovacic, Erling Haaland, Jeremy Doku, and Josko Gvardiol sealed the win with goals in the second half, per the BBC.

Guardiola's men love playing under pressure

It was an important victory for City, who moved two points clear of Arsenal and Liverpool in the title race.

Guardiola wasn't surprised with his team's performance, according to The Mirror. He said that "they like to play under pressure” and like "dead or alive" scenarios.

He added that he's not guaranteeing the Premier League title will be City's once again, but what he can promise is that they will compete until the end.

One day after Guardiola released that statement, the Reds and the Gunners cracked under pressure.

Liverpool wasted an opportunity to regain the Premier League lead, losing 1-0 to Crystal Palace at Anfield, thanks to a 14th-minute goal from Eberechi Eze.

Arsenal played the final match on Sunday, and they, too, slipped up. Aston Villa scored two late goals in the second half to hand the Gunners a disappointing 2-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium.

Those defeats proved costly for both Liverpool and Arsenal as their destiny is now out of their hands. If City win all of their remaining six league matches, the trophy will once again head to the Etihad Stadium.

Mourinho: No Premier League trophy for Arsenal

Sports Brief recently reported on Mourinho's Premier League predictions.

He was asked by former player John Obi Mikel on who he thinks will win the title this season.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager hilariously ruled out Arsenal from lifting the trophy this campaign.

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