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Manchester City have one hand on the Premier League title, with a victory against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday needed to guarantee they retain their title

Manchester City have one hand on the Premier League title, with a victory against Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday needed to guarantee they retain their title.

Pep Guardiola’s side had their title celebrations postpone after drawing 2-2 with West Ham last time out, while Steven Gerrard’s men were held to a 1-1 draw against Burnley.

Manchester City

The title race has gone down to the final day of the Premier League season, with just three points needed to ensure the Cityzen’s end the day as the Champions.

Though a poetic storyline is on pause, as Steven Gerrard takes his men to Manchester in the hopes of spoiling the party and subsequently handing the title to Liverpool – should they win their match against Wolves at Anfield.

The league could have been wrapped up last weekend, though Guardiola found his side surprisingly two goals down in the first half.

A comeback looked inevitable though as Jack Grealish and a Coufal own goal put City back into the game, though a dramatic last-minute penalty from Riyad Mahrez which was saved may prove to be a defining moment in the season yet.

Aston Villa

Villa could affect a second major outcome in the Premier League, having just held relegation-battling Burnley to a 1-1 draw.

It was Ashley Barnes who put the away side ahead, though Emi Buendia got his side back on terms minutes after half time.

The result leaves Gerrard’s side in 14th position, though the prospect affecting where the Premier League title ends up at 6pm on Sunday is in their hands.

Team news

Despite both returning to training, John Stones and Kyle Walker look set to miss out on the final game of the season.

Ruben Dias remains out for the season and Jack Grealish may have the prospect of winning the title against his boyhood club.

Though the match previews are over for another season, you can head over to our award-winning podcast – Football Social Daily – where we’ll cover all the latest transfer news and interviews with former professional players.

Manchester City vs Aston Villa – kick off at 4pm (UK time) on Sunday 22nd May 2022

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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