Can Manchester City Land the Quadruple?


    As we approach what is known as the ‘business end’ of the season, the race for silverware
    will only intensify further and, with the Carabao Cup already being dished out, it means that
    there are still a number of major prizes up for grabs in the next couple of months.

    Of these, there is still a trio of trophies that Manchester City are in with a shout of winning
    and, should they manage to do so, it would see them become the first club in English football to win an unprecedented quadruple.

    With the Premier League trophy tussle seemingly swinging back in their favour after recent
    results, Pep Guardiola and his players will be clear favourites to continue their domestic
    dominance, a feat that looked unlikely at the end of last year.

    At one point, City found themselves seven points behind then-league leaders Liverpool and
    they knew that a defeat when the two teams met at the Etihad back in January, would all but end their hopes of retaining their mantle as champions of England.

    Thankfully though, they managed to earn a crucial 2-1 win over the Merseyside outfit and, in turn, cut the gap at the top to just four points, a result that almost proved to be the ignition spark in terms of their silverware pursuit.


    Thankfully though, they managed to earn a crucial 2-1 win over the Merseyside outfit and, in turn, cut the gap at the top to just four points, a result that almost proved to be the ignition spark in terms of their silverware pursuit.

    Of course, it is not just Premier League glory that City are looking for; there is also the small matter of attempting to win a first FA Cup in eight years and, with the tournament approaching the quarter-final stage, they look well versed in how to do so.

    City are many pundits’ pick to win May’s showpiece event and this is a feeling that is shared with the bookmakers. A look at the current FA Cup betting has them as 4/5 favourites with bet365, followed by crosstown rivals Manchester United at 7/2.

    If they do live up to the tag of favourites in both the Premier League and F.A. Cup competitions, then a domestic treble will have been secured and it would undoubtedly be the most successful season in the club’s history.

    However, it is not just conquering the home front in which they are interested in and, with this season’s Champions League being one of most open editions that we have seen for years, being crowned kings of the continent is still a very viable concern.

    The only team that could stop them from winning such an incredible title haul is arguably themselves. With so many games on the horizon, it will be a huge test of the superstar squad that Pep Guardiola has assembled.

    At the same time, if any side can deal with the pressure of trying to compete on every front possible, it is City. With so many interchangeable world class players at the manager’s disposal, they look well placed to face any and all challenges that come their way.

    No secret has been made of the fact that the club’s owners want to win the Champions League and, if that is the final piece of this season’s quadruple jigsaw, then they will surely take their place as one of the greatest ever teams that this sport has seen.

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