Man City’s Milner refuses to give up on Premier League title

James Milner believes Manchester City could still beat Manchester United to the Premier League title and insists he won’t give up on retaining the trophy until it is mathematically impossible, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Milner scored the opening goal of City’s 2-1 win over United at Old Trafford on Monday evening, with Sergio Aguero netting late on to cancel out Vincent Kompany’s own goal, which had brought the teams level.

The result leaves United top of the league with a 12-point lead over City and seven games still to play. Last season United led the way by eight points with six games to go and City ultimately beat United to the title on the last day of season, coming out on top on goal difference.

Milner said: “It’s never over until it’s over. United will still be confident, but we’ve done all we can do and hopefully we’ve put a bit of doubt in there.

It could be a bit of a stumble and if this rocks them, then great. Maybe last season will play on their minds, who knows? I’m sure they were hurt by what happened last year. As great as it was for us, it was equally as bad for them.

That’s probably driving them on to make sure it doesn’t happen again, but we’ve done what we can and we’ll see what happens.

Milner however conceded it was unlikely that United dropped enough points to give City a way back in to a commanding position, adding that the City players intend to win the FA Cup to give their season a little respectability.

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