Manchester City defeated Aston Villa 4-0 on Saturday at the Etihad. With the win the Blues snapped a 3-game Premier League losing streak and five match winless streak in all domestic competitions.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini said:
"All the teams will lose points from now until the end of the season," he predicted. "The pressure comes more towards the end so experience will be important. "We need other teams to lose points - we are not just depending on what we can do. We are going to play every game as a final. "We need to close the gap if Arsenal, Leicester and Tottenham lose points. It is very important. "In my first season, we had three games postponed - that's why we are always coming back to win the title. We always have the chance in our hand."