Game Against Tottenham Will Determine City’s EPL Title

LONDON: Pep Guardiola said “history is now in front of us” as he prepared his Manchester City side for a tricky game at Tottenham early Wednesday morning that could decide the outcome of the Premier League title.

City, chasing an unprecedented fourth successive English crown, are now a point behind leaders Arsenal but still have a game in hand.

If City beat Spurs, they can seal the title with a win at home to West Ham on the final day of the season on Sunday while Arsenal await the visit of Everton.

Guardiola’s squad is getting closer to the finish line after scoring 28 goals in the last seven league games and conceding only five goals.

But the City boss said he expected high pressure while denying it was over.

“Fifteen goals (in four games) is good, it gives us the points to be here, but it doesn’t give anything extra for tomorrow when you start the game,” Guardiola told a pre-match press conference.

“What comes to mind is simple, if we don’t win we won’t win the Premier League and this is what we have to do.”

City have never won a league game at Tottenham’s new stadium which opened in 2019, and have never scored a goal despite winning there in the FA Cup last January.