Manchester City stand on the brink of a fifth Premier League title since 2011 after Saturday’s routine 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Pep Guardiola’s manne are 13 points clear with four games remaining after second-placed Manchester United’s match against defending champions Liverpool was postponed last night because of fan protests.
United now have a game in hand, but City are just one match away from glory.
And they looked like a champion side against Palace, scoring two goals inside as many minutes ahead of the hour mark, with strikes from Sergio Aguero and Ferran Torres.
Aguero fired his first goal from open play this season when took a touch to control a Benjamin Mendy pass and slammed a shot into the roof of the net.
Torres sealed the points with a left-foot finish that brought up the 700th goal of Guardiola’s five-year reign in Manchester.
And with the title all but secured, Aguero is keen to play his part in tomorrow’s Champions League semifinal second leg against Paris St Germain at Eastlands.
With a 2-1 win in Paris under the belt, Aguero says: “I feel good. My knee is so good. I wait for the opportunity to play, like today, so I hope on Tuesday I can play, but if I don’t, it doesn’t matter.
“I want to be with my teammates and, of course, every player wants to play.
“Tuesday we try to do the best the performance and to get to the final. “For the team,for the club and for me also to be in the final is the most important.”