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Pellegrini: Spurs a Title Contender

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Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini has praised Spurs as a title contender. The Blues will host Tottenham on Sunday in the late kickoff at The Etihad. Pellegrini feels this game will not be decisive in the title race.

"Like I said last week, it's not a decisive game but a very important game - after we play for another 36 points. For our team, it's important to try to return to the top of the table. Two or three teams are in front of us in this moment so we must try to reclaim the points.

"Maybe it was an unexpected defeat against Leicester. The last 11 games we lost just one before that against Everton in the first leg of a cup match we went on to win. We were in a good moment but now we must play well against Spurs.

"Spurs a good team, they are involved in the title with 13 games to go."