By Hughie Southon
Sunday…Man City and the prophets of doom are out in force!
It’s understandable of course given that Guardiola’s lot have bounced back brilliantly from the defeat by Real Madrid, winning two games and scoring ten goals along the way.
But we did the same after out horrible defeat in Frankfurt smashing four past Norwich City in a totally convincing performance
As Dave wrote earlier, De Bruyne was nothing less than truly amazing against Wolves and this is a team that most will be expecting to all but clinch the title on Sunday.
I don’t and there are several factors why but chiefly the fact that over two seasons there has been so little between the two teams with the Irons having beaten by the odd goal in three up there, drawn 1-1 down here and having tipped them out of the Carabao Cup.
We need a win as badly as them to maintain our top six hopes and it is Mark Noble’s final home game whether he plays any part at all or not. Not a single player in the squad will want anything more than to win for the man.
The incentives are enormous as is the threat from this very fine side which arrives from Manchester but as an eternal optimist I see the same result – 1-1 – as we managed last season but have everything crossed we can go one better.
Certainly I don’t see this as Mission Impossible!