James Milner refuses to throw the towel in

James MilnerJames Milner says it’s unlikely Man City can bridge the 12-point gap and pip United to the title but he’s refusing to give up yet.

City’s 2-1 derby victory at Old Trafford on Monday means they have closed the gap but United still have a 12-point advantage with seven games to go and remain very much on course to win the Premier League again.

However, while it is still mathematically possible for Roberto Mancini’s side to catch their local rivals, Milner insists no-one at the Etihad Stadium is giving up yet.

The England international said: “It’s never over until it’s over. People can say it is, but in the dressing room we think it’s mathematically still possible so we’ll take it game by game and try to win our remaining fixtures.

“We know it’s very unlikely they’ll blow it. United have plenty of experience at closing out titles and probably haven’t had too many gaps as big as this before.

“They’ll still be confident but we’ve done all we can by winning, and hopefully we’ve put a bit of doubt in there.”

City have Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea coming up and Milner says the plan is to win all their remaining games to keep the pressure on United in the league and secure their second FA Cup in three years.

“Whether it’s over or not, our objective doesn’t change and that’s to win every game between now and the end of the season,” he added in The Sun.

“If we do that, we’ll win an FA Cup at least.”

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