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Nigeria: Man City Vs Man United - Is Premiership Title Race Done and Dusted?

To many followers of English Barclays league, the tiltle race is over. This is because, the league leader, Manchester United is ahead of their cross-city neighbours by 12 points. They also believe that City can not win the league with their current indifferent form.

However, Mancherster City's coach, Roberto Mancini did not agree with those that believed that the league is already won by Manchester United. He believes that there is life in the Premier League title race if his strikers can fire as they did in Sunday's FA Cup cruise over Leeds.

City rarely had to leave second gear to beat their lacklustre Championship opponents 4-0, with Sergio Aguero's double complemented by goals from Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez.

He said: "I hope Sergio will be like this from now until the end, because if Sergio is like this, and our strikers continue to score a lot of goals from now until the end, I think the championship is not finished."

A walk in the park against a Leeds side was just the tonic City needed after their Southampton horror show last week. A 3-1 defeat left them 12 points behind Manchester United in their bid to retain their title and many consider it to be a foregone conclusion that the trophy will be back at Old Trafford come May.

But after watching Aguero score twice to take his tally of goals in a stop-start season to 13, the Italian added: "This is possible but I think it should be confident, always. If we are 12 points behind - we lost seven points in three games. This can happen for every team. We play a lot of games."

So, which school of thought do you belong to - those who say the league is done and dusted or those in Mancini group who believe that the title race is not yet over? Share your thoughts...!

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