Defender Benjamin Mendy returned to action for Manchester City after spending almost seven month out injured.
The French defender, a £52m signing from Monaco, ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during the Premier League game against Crystal Palace on 23rd September
BREAKING : my loan to INJURY FC has officially ended today, and I’m back playing for @ManCity baby !! So happy thanks to all the staff & players that helped me through this looong time, and of course everyone in here #SharkTeam we back !!! pic.twitter.com/S4r6mOaRFn— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) April 13, 2018
The news will come as a huge boost to manager Pep Guardiola, who has seen Fabian Delph and Aymeric Laporte fill in at left back, as the blues attempt to secure the Premier League title
Two wins from the remaining six games will crown the blues as champions, however Pep has stated that it is still possible for the blues to lose the title. The blues have a thirteen point lead over United, and the manager says the blues must focus.
“In football it can happen, of course it can, I assure you,” Guardiola said. “Since November and December we have already been champions, when I saw pundits and people say: ‘Impossible for City to drop points.’
”My feeling is now that United will win a lot of points because they are in a good shape and have top players. They are able to win their games - all six.
”It is in our hands. That is a good advantage. But in one week we have lost three games. That has happened. We have to try to focus on our games.”
City face Spurs at Wembley today, where victory, together with a win at home to Swansea next weekend, will secure the title.