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Manchester City 'on the edge of greatness'

Manchester City manager with the FA Cup trophy in 2011 Photo: Reuters

Football divides Manchester today. Either City or United will win the Premier League.

Both teams are on 86 points. But the advantage is at the Etihad. City have that all-important superior goal difference. Those eight goals make them top of the league.

Standing in their way - QPR. The London side need at least a point to avoid relegation.

A win for City will make history for the Sky Blues. Champions for the first time in 44 years.

The game at Manchester City will be more like a Cup Final than a Premier League tie. Their fans know they lead by the slenderest of margins, so will keep a close eye on events at Sunderland where Manchester United are playing.

For only the sixth time in Premier League history, the title race has gone to the final day, though it could be the first time it will be decided on goal difference alone.

United so often the dominant team, not only in Manchester, but throughout England, could be about to lose their crown.

City have one hand on that crown. With seemingly endless funds from owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the Abu-Dhabi oil magnate who has helped the club spend £1 billion in four years, a win today will represent the dawning ofa new football superpower.

City are on the edge of greatness, the biggest trophy in English is in their grasp, and it's theirs to lose.

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