Hammers no match for City

Hammers no match for City
Football - West Ham United v Manchester City - Barclays Premier League - Upton Park - 19/10/13 Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates.

As your former boss Sir Alex Ferguson so memorably said, this is "squeaky-bum time". Surely, Manchester City won't let it slip as they look to lift their second Premiership title tonight?

No, no way. They will beat West Ham and win the league at home convincingly. They have the players who have done it before. Even if West Ham are going to be as negative as Chelsea have been, they still won't be a match for City.

When you look at this season's title race, would you say that City won it, or Liverpool lost it?

City definitely won it. At this point, they've scored the most goals, sorted out their poor away form at the start of the season, got the second-best defence and the best goal difference.

Liverpool lacked experience when it mattered. They haven't got many players who have been involved in a title run-in.

Look, City were the favourites from the start and Liverpool were all about getting back into the Champions League, so they both achieved their targets.

What's your view of Manuel Pellegrini?

He's learnt the English game well. He has found you can't always play your best players.

Different games call for different sets of players. Maybe you have to win ugly at times away from hime and field the likes of James Milner instead of Jesus Navas to win the league in the long run.

Where do City and Liverpool go from here?

City obviously have got to get out of the Champions League group stages next season, otherwise Pellegrini's job may be on the line.

Liverpool have to use this experience to their advantage. Their front six are as good as any team but they need a new goalkeeper and back four because, effectively, their goals-against tally killed them.

Will Luis Suarez stay at Liverpool?

I don't trust him. Talk is cheap. I don't think he would move to another English club. Why would he when Liverpool have got as good a chance of winning the league. But if Real Madrid come calling, he'll push the deal over the line 100 per cent.

Will Louis van Gaal be a good managerial fit at Manchester United?

More about

Purchase this article for republication.

BRANDINSIDER

SPONSORED

Most Read

Your daily good stuff - AsiaOne stories delivered straight to your inbox
By signing up, you agree to our Privacy policy and Terms and Conditions.