Manchester City responded well to Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat of West Ham with a 4-1 thrashing of city rivals Manchester United to restore a six-point gap at the top of the league.
Reviewing the match for his team of the week column, Garth Crooks claimed that the Cityzens’ quality of football was superior to their title rivals.
“City might be six points clear at the top of the table but Liverpool have a game in hand and the slightest slip would let them in,” the former Tottenham star wrote for BBC Sport. “Liverpool don’t play the quality of football City do but that won’t stop them from getting their hands on the title given the opportunity.”
The Merseysiders have scored three more goals than Pep Guardiola’s men this term (with a game in hand yet to play), though have conceded two more efforts.
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As far as football quality is concerned, we’d have to express some serious doubts over Crooks’ claims.
It should be noted that, of course, the Manchester-based outfit play an extremely attractive brand of football, though we’d argue strongly that things are far more even between ourselves and the former than the pundit claims.
As things stand, it looks set to be a close title race between the two sides with a potentially pivotal clash coming up at the Etihad in April.
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Well it is. Hence the difference in the trophy count.
Yeah its that good you forget city are playing at times ,,,were as even though its just in 15 20 min spells lfc games are far more watchable its luke bombs going off here n there and how many times already have we been involved in what pundits say ” thats best game so far this season “🤔
Sure. Must be why Klopp has won so little in England, and Peps lots.
Keep it up.
Liverpool give up more chances so that also makes a lot of the games exciting.
When City are 1 up you just know they are going to win.
With Liverpool you have a feeling that they need to be at least two up to be sure of victory.
I’m a Liverpool fan by the way.
Hmm…….Manchester city have lost more games this season than LFC, They have a worse goal difference despite playing more games and all that with the deepest pockets in world football. I suppose it shows that money doesn’t give you guaranteed success. Manchester City have not nothing yet……. this season.
Well, sorry – we can’t help being better than you ;-)
Oh dear. If we lose more games that suggests we ARE more exciting than Liverpool, as the result is more in doubt.
I could point out Liverpool DRAW more games than us. But I won’t ;-)
Two messages 2 mins apart….
Bit of frothing at the mouth there I sense…..lol
TWO WORDS……Champions League….
Won 18 times in 60 years by 5 English clubs
Domestic Treble. One ONCE in 60 years by ONE English club.
So sorry. Domestic treble is clearly far harder to win than the CL. Even when you win in the worst final in 30 years from a penalty that the previous year would not have been given.
Frothing at the mouth? Nope, Scousers do that. Me? I’m just enjoying shooting at fish in a barrel, you guys fall for it EVERY TIME.
The worst sense of humour in football, fans of Liverpool Football Cult. Better banter with United fans.
Jeremy…..are you missing the ” Manchester City Cup” this season…..?…
Worst sense of humour in football….Take another look at your ” Bluemoon” forum. Manchester city fans don’t even like each other……. Its a good read when you get beat and start eating each other……….I’ll leave you to your gun and barrel………..YNWA