As David Silva sparkles at Manchester City, functional Manchester United face Sevilla test

HOW do the football gods deliver things like this?

Manchester City, the bastions of beautiful football in the Premier League this season, have the potential to win the competition against Manchester United in a local derby between No.1 and No.2.

The extraordinary timing is as symbolic as it is theatrical, especially as Guardiola’s City, now on 81 points, chase Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea record haul of 95 points in 2004-2005 with eight games to play.


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