Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes that the Premier League title race will come down to the last game of the season, claiming that it could be decided by goal difference in the end.
City were involved in arguably the most exciting title race in league history back in 2012, when Sergio Aguero’s 94th-minute goal helped them win the title ahead of rivals Manchester United on goal difference.
Guardiola believes that something similar could happen this year too, encouraging his players to go all out on the pitch as they head into the business end of the season.
“I’m pretty sure the winner will be the last fixture or the last two. I’m sure of that. The first message is to win the game and the second one is if you can score, score and if you can avoid to concede, do it. The Premier League could go to goal difference, I agree,” Guardiola said in a news conference.
The defending champions have fought back in the title race after seeming to fall behind leaders Liverpool, but now find themselves only three points behind the Reds. They could go back on top of the table if they beat Everton tonight, though they would have played an extra game.