The Premier League Records Manchester City Have In Their Sights

Stoke boss Paul Lambert said he had to hold his hands up after losing against City on Monday

We really are living in a City wonderland right now with the Blues moving one step closer to the inevitable Premier League title last night with a 2-0 win over Stoke at the bet365 Stadium.

Silva then doubled the visitors' advantage, finishing off a lovely move five minutes into the second half.

Pep Guardiola's men now need a maximum of three more wins to make sure of lifting the trophy but two will do the trick if one of them comes against cross-city rivals United.

Raheem Sterling created the first and Gabriel Jesus laid on the second as a cold night in Stoke presented few problems for a team that will be guaranteed a warm welcome in more ways than one when they touch down in the Middle East.

"He was very complimentary to ourselves with the spirit we showed but I went to congratulate him for the way they play the game".

David Silva was the beneficiary of well-executed build-up play from Manchester City, scoring twice in a routine win at Stoke.

Silva's brace against Stoke was his seventh and eighth goals in the Premier League this season.

Fernandinho and Leroy Sane both came close for Manchester City as they sought to extend their lead, while Stoke's Bruno Martins Indi also fired over the bar from close range.

But Kompany delivered a sharp reality check by saying Jose Mourinho's team will be desperate to avoid having to witness at first hand the title celebrations - and it could prove to be City's toughest game of the season.

"There are always goals to pursue, statistics to overcome, and we will carry on and then work towards next season".

He said: "Instead of being here where we have been fighting for 10 months or eight months with the weather, we will go there and train the same way but in better conditions". Ederson, frantically back-pedalling, managed to fingertip the England defender's clearance over the bar.

The learning never stops with the Spanish coach, whose team now head of for a break in Abu Dhabi, with their fans looking forward to the mouthwatering prospect of clinching the league title in a match against their local rivals.

Goals win games and even without our sharpest shooter, City have them in abundance.

A trip to Goodison Park follows the global break and three points there will give the runaway leaders the chance to secure the title by beating neighbours and nearest challengers United at the Etihad on 7 April. They host ninth-placed Everton on Saturday.

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