Weekend Premier League Football – Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City host West Ham United on Sunday in the knowledge that a point will be enough for his side to get their hands on their second Premier League Title in three years.
The former Real Madrid manager, nicknamed the ‘The Engineer’, has steered the Manchester outfit into pole position for their fourth title after an impressive 4-0 over Aston Villa. After going down 3-2 to rivals Liverpool just three weeks ago their title challenge looked in tatters. However recent results for the Merseyside outfit against Chelsea and Crystal Palace have allowed Pellegrini and co to take control.
Meanwhile, in London, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has insisted his side would do their best to upset in-form City and “spoil” the party. “Of course that will be hugely difficult – this is the best team at home in the league. They’ve only lost once, against Chelsea, their goal record is fantastic and they’ve got great, great players. So every player on top of his form, every player can go out and give everything they’ve got from the basis we’re already in the Premier League next season. Let’s try and spoil Manchester City’s party.”
Liverpool will welcome Newcastle to Anfield on Sunday and attempt to finish the season in the form through which they have lit up the league this season. After losing a 3-0 lead at Selhurst Park on Monday, Brendan Rodgers’ men will be keen to round off their campaign with a convincing home win. They welcome back Jordon Henderson from suspension to take on his hometown rivals, while Newcastle will be without striker Papiss Cissé who faces a lengthy spell on the side-line, it was announced this week. Finish Line in sight for City