David Silva celebrates a goal with Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus
14 March, 2018, 06:16
City are now 16 points clear of second-placed Manchester United and if they win their next league game at Everton on March 31, they will set up a Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium where a win over their arch-rivals would secure the title.
Stoke huffed and puffed in the first half, but the closest the hosts came to equalising was when Xherdan Shaqiri's quick feet saw the Swiss get free to the byline on the right, only for Fernandinho to crucially deflect Badou Ndiaye's goal-bound shot just past the far post.
"Now we are two or three games away from being champions", said Guardiola, adding it "doesn't matter when we win it".
It would be the ultimate humiliation for Jose Mourinho and his side to lose the game and thereby hand City their second trophy of the season.
Skipper Vincent Kompany, who won the Premier League with Manchester City in 2011-2012 and 2013-2014, certainly understands the emotion that would be generated by winning the title by beating United.
19 more strikes from now until the season's completion will see City hold the record for the most goals scored in a Premier League season.
"We are going to be together and make three training sessions in five days", he told media after the win over Stoke.
Stoke, meanwhile, remain in the relegation zone and a point from safety with just eight games left of the season.
Guardiola was full of praise for his 32-year-old midfield star following the game.
Silva, whose term has been disrupted following the premature birth of his son which has forced him to return to Spain regularly, admitted afterwards "it had been good for him to play".
"You can not tell me that the players United have got do not look over there enviously at how brilliant and free they are playing", he said.
"There are always goals to pursue, statistics to overcome, and we will carry on and then work towards next season. But credit to my team, they never capitulated", he said.
"They're a top side, there's no two ways about it", he said.
Now 16 points clear of Manchester United, they are capable of topping United's own record title-winning margin of 18 points over runners-up Arsenal in 1999/2000 - especially if they win the Manchester derby.
Meanwhile, Sam Allardyce's team are also Stoke's next opponents in the league, with the Potters hosting Everton at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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The pilot circled twice in a northern direction and was asked again if things were okay, and the pilot gave the same response. In March 2015, a Turkish Airlines plane skidded off the runway in dense fog, but passengers only sustained minor injuries.
That was a positive, as was Mesut Ozil's record for becoming the fastest player in Premier League history to reach 50 assists. It was the first time in 16 attempts that Cech saved a penalty since moving to Arsenal from Chelsea.
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Sri Lanka got their campaign off to a stunning start when they beat tournament favourites India in the opener by five wickets. The match was reduced to 19-overs a side after the start was delayed by about an hour due to rains and a wet outfield.
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My stupid answer was, 'We are winning, but I'm not happy because I'm not enjoying the role the coach made a decision to give me'. But I repeat, I don't like to speak to the press what happens with one player, with two players, with the team".
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