Manchester City have had a surprisingly disappointing year, by their standards. The citizens are in third place but with a surprising 14-point difference between themselves and Liverpool.
A season that was supposed to see the rivalry between Manchester City and the Reds, and of course Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, develop further, into possibly hysteric fever pitches (fans were hoping, at least) has now turned into one where a struggling Pep Guardiola side has had to concede defeat before the second half of the season even began.
The blue half of Manchester has been capricious, to say the least, and highly uncharacteristic of them, have drop points unexpectedly in important matches like the Manchester Derby, and a 2 – 1 away loss to Wolves.
The spark we’ve all expected from the Guardiola-led side have been lacking at the most important times, and it is safe to say that the priority now, at league level, will be to secure the champions league spot and live to fight another day.
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While their three-peat chances may be gone, Manchester City still has a lot to offer and many believe it is not quite time to panic just yet. Pep Guardiola’s team may be aging and weary, but we know what they’re capable of with a good rest and a nice transfer-window conquest.
Just like in their numerous 4-0 thrashings through the years, they take no prisoners. And of course the entire season is not lost for the defending champions just yet, a carling cup semi final at rivals Manchester United looms large. That, alongside presence in the F.A Cup and qualifying rounds of the Champions League gives them more than enough to look forward to.
And as we all know, a Champions League victory alone is enough to turn an otherwise disappointing season into one to never forget for Guardiola’s men and their supporters for years to come.