In Summary
  • City went 16 points clear at the top of the table with just eight games left in the league season following a 2-0 win away to Stoke on Monday.
  • 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.

LONDON

Fernandinho has urged Manchester City to remain ruthless in their pursuit of the Premier League title — which they could seal against Manchester United.

City went 16 points clear at the top of the table with just eight games left in the league season following a 2-0 win away to Stoke on Monday.

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.

Should City defeat Everton on March 31, they could clinch the title with a win at home in the Manchester derby on April 7.

"We cannot deny we are close to winning the league but we have to keep working and keep focused, as we did since the first day, (going) game by game, step by step," said City midfielder Fernandinho.

"By working hard every day, every week, every game we are going to go get there," the Brazilian added.

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