Fernandinho: City won't ease up until the title is won

Manchester City march on- the staggering stats behind the Premier League leaders

We really are living in a City wonderland right now with the Blues moving one step closer to the inevitable Premier League title last night with a 2-0 win over Stoke at the bet365 Stadium.

The Spaniard put City ahead in the 10th minute, finishing off a move of stunning simplicity with a confident strike from a Raheem Sterling low cross.

The ideal scenario for Man City fans is to see Pep Guardiola's runaway leaders wrap up their third championship in seven seasons by beating Manchester United in the derby at the Etihad Stadium on April 7.

"There are no doubts about his skills, but after that, in the bad moments he is always there, he controlled the game, the tempo and to help us have more control".

Gaurdiuola said: "We want to be (Premier League) champions. but, believe me, before and after United we have (the Champions League) quarterfinals and at that moment it is the most important thing, focusing on the quarterfinals".

City can look forward to a memorable finale to the season after their break in the sun given their current league dominance although Guardiola is clearly not in the mood to allow his players to relax.

A knee injury sidelined Aguero but Silva stepped up to the plate away from home, scoring in either half to leave Stoke a point adrift of safety.

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The Belgian worldwide also warned that it won't be easy against Everton, who Pep Guardiola has never beaten in three attempts as City boss, or United, who will be desperate to stop City collecting the trophy. In the last years when we went there we had very difficult matches, very hard, last year we had a very tough defeat there.

The result edges them closer to their seemingly inevitable Premier League title triumph and restores their 16-point lead over United.

And as they landed in the Middle East, Oleksandr Zinchenko revealed he had struggled to sleep on the flight as the rest of his team kept him up.

"We now have three weeks off and we travel to Abu Dhabi to train there in better weather conditions and to change our habits, stay together and come back strong". "But credit to my team, they never capitulated", he said.

And making it doubly juicy for the Citizens, they would be breaking United's own record of when they won it with five games remaining under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2000-01.

With a derby coming up at the Etihad Stadium on April 7, City fans can anticipate potentially securing the title against their arch-rivals - providing Everton can be beaten first on March 31. They host ninth-placed Everton on Saturday.

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