Smart Citizens earn crucial win

Head coach Pep Guardiola hailed his 'smart' team after Manchester City edged a 1-0 victory at Burnley to move back to the top of the Premier League table.

The Citizens are locked in a toe-to-toe title battle with Liverpool, with the Citizens one point ahead with just two games left to play thanks to a Sergio Aguero winner at Turf Moor.

Next up for City is a visit from Leicester City a week on Monday, with their final game away at lowly Brighton, while the Reds are away at Newcastle United next Saturday, before hosting Wolves on the final day of the season.

Guardiola told BBC Sport: "We didn't concede one shot on target or one corner – we are a small team, but we are smart.

"We controlled the long ball and we had chances to score the second goal (however) in the last minutes anything can happen, always it is difficult if you cannot close the game.

"Ninety-two points is incredible – it is in our hands, we must win our next two games and our next one is against Leicester."

The Spaniard added on Sky Sports: "Three more points with two games left – an important victory, yes.

"I'm so happy for the victory and now we have a week to prepare and hopefully we arrive at Brighton (for the final game) with the chance to be champions."

City became the first team to reach the 100-point mark as they won the Premier League title last season and two wins from their final two games this term would see them finish on 98 points.

The Citizens are now priced at 1/5 to retain their title, with Liverpool available at 10/3 to finish top of the pile.

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