CHRIS SUTTON: Keeping the champagne for a possible Premier League win on ice is bad news for Paris Saint-Germain – Mauricio Pochettino would have liked City to celebrate before their semi-final
- Manchester City could have formally sealed their Premier League title on Sunday
- But the showdown between Liverpool and Manchester United was postponed due to fan problems
- And not winning the title just yet will be a good thing leading up to their European clash
- It means that Pep Guardiola’s city will be completely focused on the French giants PSG
The postponement at Old Trafford means that City will have to wait a little longer to be crowned champion.
But in a way, that might be a good thing. The silver lining for Pep Guardiola is that none of the City players broke open the bubbles last night.
None of them will have admitted or celebrated their title win until the wee hours of the morning.
Manchester City nearly sealed their Premier League title with a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace
But hundreds of Manchester United fans stormed the field at Old Trafford on Sunday in protest against the club’s American owners, the Glazer family, postponing their match against Liverpool – which City could have confirmed as champions – to an as yet unknown date.
Instead, they are all fully focused on the biggest game of their season: the Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.
City has a 2-1 lead from the first leg, but when Neymar and Kylian Mbappé are in town, that can be wiped out in an instant.
I’m sure if you had given PSG a choice – City to win the Premier League title two days before your clash or not – they would have chosen the former.
Chris Sutton said that’s bad news for Paris Saint-Germain, who will take on City in Europe on Tuesday
Mauricio Pochettino would have liked to see photos of the City players partying on the eve of their trip to the Etihad.
There is plenty of time for Guardiola and his team to celebrate their Premier League title later.
For now, they can focus on their task, which is to reach their first Champions League final.