The Manchester City football club are within attainable distance of their first top-tier title since 1967-68. Athough a perfect run to close out would be optimal, there are five matches in particular that they must win.
Despite a ravaging early season run through the competition—in which goals poured in with a likeness akin to the efficiency of a lifelong Guinness-pouring barman in a balmy Mancunian boozer—after yesterday’s top-of-the-table shift, the Blues find themselves between Manchester United and a hard place.
Currently, due to a combination of City's 1-0 loss to Swansea and United's 2-0 win over West Brom at Old Trafford on Sunday, the Reds have taken hold of top position of the table. The Blues had held the top spot since October 15th.
Although United’s late-season aggro to City’s ascent was to be expected, the corresponding meandering with which the latter has lately engaged the task at hand could result in the kind of consolatory binging even beyond the means of the aforementioned barman’s wherewithal to supplant.
City have excessive business to attend to, and a compressed slate to handle their endeavours. Among the remaining 10 matches, here are the five which could prove most vital to their proposed title conquest.