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Manchester City or Arsenal? Micah Richards, Jamie Redknapp and Daniel Sturridge make predictions for Premier League final day


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola looks on

Manchester City came through a stiff test to beat Tottenham in north London (Picture: Getty)

Micah Richards, Jamie Redknapp and Daniel Sturridge have all backed Manchester City to clinch a fourth straight Premier League title after the champions came through a tough test at Tottenham to win 2-0.

Erling Haaland took his goalscoring tally to 27 for the top-flight campaign with a second-half brace at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, moving Tuesday’s visitors two points clear at the top of the table ahead of the final round of fixtures.

Arsenal supporters found themselves in the strange position of having to pray for their deadliest rivals to pull off an almighty upset against last year’s treble winners and must now rely on West Ham to get a result at the Etihad on Sunday.

City’s victory was not without its nervy moments, with substitute goalkeeper Stefan Ortega producing a superb stop to deny Spurs captain Son Heung-min a late equaliser – a moment which, quite literally, floored Pep Guardiola.

Ederson and Kevin De Bruyne – who boast a combined total of ten Premier League titles – were both forced off with injuries in north London and Guardiola will no doubt be sweating over the pair’s fitness over the coming days.

However, Sky Sports’ pundits were all in agreement that Guardiola’s side would get the job done versus West Ham, regardless of the duo’s fitness, in what will be David Moyes’ last game as the club’s manager this weekend.

Asked whether West Ham could upset the champions, ex-City defender Richards replied: ‘No. That’s no disrespect to West Ham.

Haaland scored a second-half brace at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Picture: Getty)

‘I’ve been in that stadium on the last days – the [Ilkay] Gundogan moment, the QPR moment with [Sergio] Aguero, the fans… I just think Man City.

‘I think the game will be difficult, I don’t think it will be a 2-0 or 3-0 because West Ham have got some very good players.

‘But I think Man City will get the job done.’

Arsenal trail the champions by two points ahead of the final day (Picture: Getty)

Former Tottenham and Liverpool midfielder Redknapp echoed Richards’ sentiments, while underlining that Arsenal deserved enormous credit for pushing Guardiola’s side all the way.

‘No, I don’t see it. But I just feel for Arsenal because they’ve been incredible,’ he said.

‘We’ve seen sides in this Premier League trying to take on the juggernaut that is Manchester City and just not be able to quite climb that mountain.

‘Remember Liverpool a couple of years ago, a few times, they got so many points but just couldn’t do it because Man City would just hold them off at the last second and it feels like that again for Arsenal this season.

‘Arsenal have been incredible but they just haven’t… a couple of moments haven’t gone their way, maybe the start. You always look back at ifs and buts.

‘They’ve been so good, Arsenal, they’ve pushed them all the way but just don’t see, …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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