Finally, after such a demanding season Manchester City can see the finish line in sight today with the chance to claim victory over Manchester United and win a third Premier League title.
Victory for City would come at the expense of their biggest rivals, and Saturday’s opponents, but there’s no denying the task to overcome the Red Devils is easier said than done.
City have accumulated a sixteen point lead over United with seven Premier League games remaining, therefore, three points for the Blues would make it impossible for Jose Mourinho’s side to catch City this season.
But the question must be asked, where can the game be won and lost for City? Pep Guardiola has hinted at playing a weakened team against United to ensure fatigue is at a minimum ahead of the visit of Liverpool for second-leg in the Champions League.
Ahead of the game, these are three key match-ups that City must overcome to beat United.