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The mid-point of the season then. Liverpool sit atop the Premier league and had their lead increased to 6 points, 7 ahead of defending champions Manchester City.

City are under serious pressure now after losing consecutive games for just the second time in Pep Guardiola’s reign, their 2nd loss in 3 games.

Leroy Sané(L) and Sergio Aguero(R) during the loss to Leicester (Catherine Ivill/ GETTY IMAGES)

Yes, City have a world-class squad that won the league last season with 100 points and all that breathtaking attacking football but do they have the wherewithal to conquer England on the spin?

This is the first real test of their resolve and mental strength. Despite their cause not being helped by a spate of injuries, I personally cannot wait to see how they eventually cope with the pressure of things not going their way for the very first time since this same squad was assembled at the start of last season.

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Liverpool show no signs of relenting at the moment; a defensive record of 7 goals conceded all season, scoring goals that are winning games and an overall balanced and competitive squad. First place sure looks good on them.

In-form Spurs are having a dream month (REUTERS)

Tottenham, as discussed in my last post, continue to make their case for a title tilt and with City’s loss to Leicester now sit second with a point above City after ruthlessly dismantling Bournemouth 5-0 at Wembley.

You cannot deny, however hard that is for you based on your club affiliations, that Spurs are in the title race at the moment and they are certainly showing they’re up for the fight.

City were favourites to win the title at the start of the season and I wondered what could halt this seemingly invincible team. We’re midway through the season now and it’s only clear (probably after some ‘unfortunate’ injuries) that any team/player would always be found out in England.

The Premier League is the most competitive league in the World of Football and that’s certainly why it’s the most watched. Thanks to Maurizio Sarri then for exposing Guardiola‘s side and Jürgen Klopp for capitalizing, of course, City could still regain their lead and win the league but wouldn’t that be so much thrills and excitement ahead in the second half of the season? Bring it all on.

Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin
December 27, 2018
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Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Chief Editor of the Football Castle, Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin is a football junkie and writer of the beautiful game.

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