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Man City belief restored ahead of Premier League title run-in

| 22.03.2012

Defeat to Swansea the weekend before last suggested that the pressure may have been getting to Manchester City, with the business end of the season commencing, but their superb comeback win over Chelsea last night has seen them cut to 6/4 to win the title in the Premier League odds.

In coming from 1-0 down to eventually triumph 2-1, City became the first side in Premier League history to win twenty consecutive home games, and this bodes well for the visit of title rivals Manchester United next month.

City demolished their bitter rivals 6-1 in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford earlier in the season, and with those two the only serious challengers for the title, it could come down to their Eastlands clash on 30 April to determine the eventual league winner.

Out of City’s remaining fixtures, United and Arsenal are the only opposition to represent the top four, and it is a set of games that will hold no fears for a side that has lost just four times in the league this term.

Carlos Tevez made his return from the wilderness last night, and the Argentinian striker made an instant impact by claiming the assist for Samir Nasri’s winner for the home side.

Still not fully fit just yet, Tevez is hardly a bad option to provide competition for places at Eastlands, and he could prove essential in City’s charge towards a first major title.

Another massive positive for City is the form of Samir Nasri, which has vastly improved of late, with the Frenchman finally appearing to have settled in after his summer switch from Arsenal.

Nasri was instrumental in almost all of City’s most significant attacking play last night, and is beginning to show glimpses of the imperious form he produced on such a consistent basis for Arsenal last season.

With question marks over their mental attributes seemingly dismissed in the Chelsea game, Man City now look good to claim a maiden Premier League title at 6/4.



John Klee