Manchester City suffered a hammer blow this evening in the quest for Premier League glory, after drawing 2-2 with Sunderland at the Etihad. Manuel Pellegrini knew that they had to secure all three points to stay in the hunt for the title.
After their sensational Capital One Cup victory over tonight’s opponents they were being talked up for the quadruple. Now they are suffering the League Cup curse and they season seems to be withering away.
Manuel Pellegrini has achieved steady progress but knows that his players have failed to really deliver the goods in the Premier League and Champions League where it has truly mattered.
Tonight they could have easily finished the game off but their nagging complacency again took over and they failed to reach the level they are capable of. The title race is now two horses and a non-runner.
— Moss (@MosssTheBoss) April 16, 2014
Someone remind Manuel Pellegrini Manchester City have lost the league… pic.twitter.com/GCabZEkWDu
— Roman Reigns (@RaphaCertified) April 16, 2014
2. Manchester City are simply too reliant on their big stars delivering the goods. Even when they are playing they aren’t performing to their maximum in the crucial moments and winning all their home matches.
Wickham breaches fortress Etihad… pic.twitter.com/3yGoDCNvHo
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) April 16, 2014
3. Manchester City simple don’t have the same will and desire to win the title as Chelsea and Liverpool. There isn’t the same unyielding belief that they will win the League that they had under Mancini.
Man City fans right now…. https://t.co/8WlZx6k3SP
— Football Vertex (@Football_Vertex) April 16, 2014
City have Arsenalized themselves. #mcfc
— Khokan DATTA (@khokanDATTA) April 16, 2014
— LiveFootball (@livefootball) April 16, 2014