Pep Guardiola ready for final push


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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has urged his team to give it their all one last time after they moved closer to defending their Premier League title after beating Leicester City.

The Citizens returned to the top of the league table thanks to Vincent Kompany’s sublime strike in the second half. With City starting to panic, the skipper let fly from 25 yards out to score another famous goal to help his team move closer to another trophy.

Guardiola’s men now hold a one-point advantage over rivals Liverpool ahead of the final game of the season. City face Brighton at the AMEX Stadium on Sunday, while Liverpool will host Wolves at Anfield.

The lead at the top of the table has now changed hands an incredible 32 times this season and Guardiola has asked his team to dig deep one last time.

He told BBC Sport: “One game left, and it will be so tough like today. We are away and we saw Brighton had a good game at Arsenal. But it is in our hands, don’t forget but we could have been 10 points behind if we lost to Liverpool here.

“We were seven points behind, but we are in the last game and it is in our hands. We are going to prepare well.

“We’ll see if Brighton defend deep or will be more offensive. It will be tough, but hopefully we will have the performance to be champions.”

City are as short as 1.10 to lift the trophy, while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool can be backed at odds of 6.50.

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