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David Silva double takes Man City one step closer to title

David Silva double takes Man City one step closer to title

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany admits the chance to clinch the Premier League title against rivals Manchester United is a "once in a lifetime opportunity".

There hasn't been much to cheer about for Stoke this season, but they at least have an in-form player in Xherdan Shaqiri.

And the 47-year-old Catalan left it until the last minute to remove the ribbon before Monday's 2-0 win, and was wearing it again in the post-match press conference. While Stoke are only one point from safety, they've allowed the most goals in the division.

It leaves Pep Guardiola with only Gabriel Jesus as the only fit senior striker.

City dominated thereafter and Sterling won back possession to start the move that led to the second goal.

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City have Everton and Manchester United respectively to play in their next two league encounters.

Happily, the baby is out of the danger now and Silva will be in the team to play Stoke on Monday night although he has been given permission to miss the squad's trip to meet the club's owner Sheikh Mansour in Abu Dhabi this week.

"I think the Premier League is a wealthy league and maybe the English players prefer to stay", Guardiola added.

Stoke have now managed just three goals in their past six games, and carried sporadic threat in a game that was effectively a free hit with no one expecting a result against the champions-elect. As soon as possible will be better but now we can be relaxed, the players go away with their worldwide teams.

"Sometimes you have to hold your hands up - that's why they're going to win the league and are in the race to win the Champions League". [They are] fighting to be in the Premier League.

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He missed the November tests and had ankle surgery and missed the first three rounds of the Six Nations . The second row partnership is unchanged, with James Ryan packing down alongside Devin Toner.

"I know it will be incredibly tough, but also we have to try to entertain as well and try to make it a game that they don't really want".

Guardiola said: "We can not forget Gundogan played in the past month a lot of games - I think all the games, 90 minutes, except the last one. I forget everything. So it's good for me to play", Silva said.

Guardiola also hailed Silva, now in his eighth season City, for his ability to adapt to the Premier League's physicality.

Guardiola rested a host of first-team regulars for the visit of Basel, including Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva. Though the two victories came in the last two seasons, the record before that - 5 losses and 2 draws, does not prove to be a happy reading for the champions-elect.

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