Pep Guardiola concedes EPL title to Liverpool as Manchester City fall 22 points behind
Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, whose team is still in the FA Cup, Carabao Cup final and UEFA Champions league believes the EPL title is all over for him after his side were beaten 2-0 by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham on Sunday night.
The new signed midfielder from PSV Eindhoven,Steven Bergwijn sweep home a volley three minutes after City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko was shown a second yellow card on the hour.
While Heung-min Son’s scored again after Manchester City were reduced to 10 men following Oleksandr Zinchenko’s red card, leaving Guardiola’s side 22 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.
City remain 22 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool, a second successive league win revived Tottenham’s push for a top-four finish. They have moved up to fifth in the table, four points behind London rivals Chelsea.
Guardiola to press after the match: They are far away so they are unstoppable. They have a lot of points, we have dropped points quite similar to today.
Our targets are to win the remaining competitions and qualify for the Champions League next season.’
Guardiola also responded to claims he kept his players locked up in the away dressing room after the match for 40 minutes.
”No, I was not angry. Normally I don’t like it if we don’t play good, if we don’t run or we don’t fight,’ said Guardiola.
‘Never when we lose do I stay away from my players because I know them. But we lost the game so we talked about how to move forward and keep going. There’s a lot of months to play.’
It was a sweet moment for Mourinho who claimed his biggest win since replacing Mauricio Pochettino in November, he said:
“We worked hard this week and so pleased for the boys,” .
“We were a bit lucky in a couple of situations, they hit the woodwork and missed chances but were very unlucky that VAR didn’t decide for a Sterling red card.