Manchester City midfielder David Silva still believes his side can retain the title, but is aware that they can’t afford further slip ups, the Guardian reports.

The Spanish midfielder struggled to find his best form at the start of the season, but has looked more like himself recently and it is no surprise that with this, his team have slowly begun to pick up as well.

The victory at the Emirates on Sunday, albeit against 10 men, was the Citizens’ sixth victory in their last seven league games, and Silva is confident of overhauling the seven point gap behind leaders Manchester United at the top of the Premier League.

“In the last few games it’s not that we’ve improved particularly,” he said.

“It’s just that we’ve had that touch of fortune which maybe we weren’t getting earlier on, like in the United game, when they scored a lucky goal in the last minute.

“We have to take our path and win all of our games, and hope that they fail in one.

“If we keep fighting, we hope that they will falter, so we just have to continue as we are. The league is still there to be won.”

City will take hope from their achievements last season where they were eight points adrift of United with just six games to go, but managed to claw their way back to win the title on goal difference with Sergio Aguero‘s famous last minute strike against QPR.

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