How Man City's final fixtures could make or break their historic title bid

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How Man City's final fixtures could make or break their historic title bid

Eric Munene • 15:42 - 30.04.2024

Manchester City faces hurdles in their pursuit of a record with injuries and tough fixtures threatening their title hopes.

Manchester City quest for a record four consecutive Premier League titles is facing serious challenges as the season nears its end.

The team's last four fixtures are crucial, starting with a home game against Wolves at the Etihad Stadium this weekend, followed by an away trip to Fulham at Craven Cottage. 

City will then face Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before wrapping up their season at home against West Ham United.

Despite maintaining a winning record, City's performances have not been as dominant as in previous seasons. 

Their recent match against Nottingham Forest highlighted their struggles, where they managed to score only two goals against a team battling relegation. 

On top of that their home draw and subsequent loss to Real Madrid on penalties in the Champions League have raised concerns about their form.

Injuries have also taken a toll on the Citizens, with key players sidelined. Star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is out with an illness and is expected to return on May 4th, along with Portuguese defender Ruben Dias, who is recovering from a fever. 

City will also be without their first-choice goalkeeper Ederson, who is sidelined with a shoulder injury. However, there is some good news as Erling Haaland is set to feature in the final games despite minor muscle complaints.

Tottenham Hotspur emerges as the biggest threat to City's title charge. Spurs have a strong record against City, winning three out of their last six encounters, including two of City's recent defeats. 

Their upcoming clash could prove decisive in the title race, as City has a history of dropping points in crucial games.

With these setbacks looming large, City's battle for the top spot against Arsenal is expected to be intense. 

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has described it as a "fight to the death," indicating the level of competition City will face. 

Guardiola and his team will need to be at their best to secure the title once again as their rivals are determined to dethrone them.

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