City lead the way

by admin

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

So it is Manchester City who proudly sits at the top of the Premier League table going into Christmas this year.

Of course, manager Roberto Mancini is refusing to get carried away by all that, but it is true that it is his side who now hold the advantage going into the tough second part of the season.

Rivals Manchester United are not far behind them however, and if there is anyone you would not want nipping at your heals in a closely fought title race, it probably would be Sir Alex Ferguson’s men.

When United are top at Christmas, it usually mean that United win the title. But when it is not United at the top on Christmas day, they still seem to emerge victorious at the end of the season.

Ferguson’s men are habitual Premier League title winners, and it will be hard for Mancini’s young pretenders to keep them at bay.

Despite this, few teams have looked as well equipped for a second half showdown with United as City do right now.

Not only do they have that cushion of a two point lead, but it must be remembered that their goal difference is vastly superior.

Furthermore, the strength in depth is phenomenal. Mancini has the luxury of being able to field two different but absolutely world class teams should he need to. Indeed, in some positions, it is quite apparent that he more than two superstars to call upon.

Look at the strikers: Sergio Aguero seems utterly unplayable at the moment, Mario Balotelli cannot stop scoring despite his off field antics, Edin Dzeko smashed four past Tottenham earlier in the season, Emmanuel Adebayor is doing the business on loan for that very team, and there are many more that would make this paragraph too long to care to think about.

With no Champions League to worry about, City will certainly be putting their all into winning the Premier League now. That is the one they truly want.

Not only have they proved that they can beat any team in the Premier League now, but they have also shown they can annihilate them – remember the 6-1 at Old Trafford?

It will be quite a surprise if that trophy is not making the short trip across Manchester to the Etihad Stadium by the end of the season.

For now, it is time to chill out with some poker at before all of the fixtures over Christmas!

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