Manchester City boss Mancini warns Premier League title is not yet secure

Roberto Mancini has warned his Manchester City players not to fool themselves into thinking that by beating Newcastle United on Sunday they have wrapped up the Premier League title, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Two goals from Yaya Toure saw off Alan Pardew’s Magpies as City moved within a game of clinching a first league crown since 1968. Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Swansea City means both Manchester clubs have the same number of points but City top the table on goal difference with one game remaining. United must travel to Sunderland while City host relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers.

City are unbeaten at home this season and are masters of their own fate as if they do beat the R’s, it would take a thumping United win to wrest the title from the Etihad Stadium. City currently have an eight goal advantage over United.

Mancini however has stressed that much can change over the course of 90 minutes, and City cannot be considered champions-in-waiting yet. He added: “In one game, it can change. It’s in our hands and we are playing at the Etihad Stadium. But it doesn’t change anything. We need to keep our concentration and our good attitude like we have in the last four or five weeks. We can talk after Sunday, not today. It is too early.

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