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Guardiola Names Opponents as Title Challenger

Spurs In The Race For The Premier league, Says Pep

Manchester City v Burnley FC - Premier League Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Manchester City are one of a five horse race for the Premier League title, manager Pep Guardiola claimed today.

As well as Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, the blues boss named Monday’s opponents Spurs as one of the main challengers to take City’s Premier League title. The London club have been a continual presence in the Premier League’s top four, and went head to head with Leicester for the title in 2016.

“There are only two points difference between five or six teams. It’s strong. Tottenham are always there,” said Guardiola today. “Last season we did really well in both games, but they are a top team.”

The blues completed a league double over Spurs last season, with the match at Wembley proving to be the final victory required to secure the title after United lost at home to West Brom the following day. But if they are to win again, they will have to do so on a pitch that may not be fit to host a Premier League game.

Wembley will host an NFL match on Sunday, but the City boss is unconcerned by the possible problem the pitch could pose. “I am sure Tottenham have a good green keeper. Hopefully they can finish their stadium as quickly as possible, but it is what it is. It is not necessary to complain.”