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'Performance of Champions': BBC pundit makes Manchester City claim as battle with Liverpool rages on

Manchester City battled back from 2-0 down at West Ham today to keep themselves in the driving seat in the race for the Premier League title.

Liverpool fans had been getting giddy as City fell to two Jarrod Bowen strikes in the opening 45 minutes. However, City showed resilience and fight to come back and could have even won the game when Riyad Mahrez missed another penalty.

It means that even with Liverpool’s game in hand, they’ll still be one point behind City if they win it, heading into the final league game of the season. And speaking for the BBC today after watching the comeback, former England defender Matty Upson believes City showed why they’ll pip Liverpool.

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“Performance of champions. I say that with how they went about this game and how they got back into this game, it means more to me than if they wiped the floor with someone and won 5-0. The resilience and calmness they have shown, is that they are made of what champions are made of,” Upson said for BBC Five Live.

City face Aston Villa at The Etihad on the final day of the season. Liverpool, meanwhile, travel to Southampton this week before hosting Wolves at Anfield next weekend.

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To be fair to Liverpool, they’d be winning the league every year if it wasn’t for this City side. Pep’s team are exceptional and they showed today they have the fighting spirit as well.

City should now go on to win the league. Guardiola has one game to prepare his team for and they’ll be going all out to see off Villa and lift the trophy in front of their home fans.

Liverpool, meanwhile, will be delighted to finish 2nd and win the Champions League if they can.

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