Forget just the title – can anyone truly prevent Man City from clinching the double in second gear?

One game closer for Manchester City, one match down as they seek to not just retain the Premier League but end the campaign with a domestic double. The reigning champions, looking for a fourth title in a row, kicked off one point behind Arsenal with a game in hand; they might end the day instead wondering if perhaps they could cruise to both trophies in second gear.

City’s Easy Run-In

It is usual to suggest after title candidates pick up three points in this manner, where they dominate entirely and their hosts barely raise a hand in protest, that they will have more difficult tests ahead. Yet this time, will that really be true? City have two league fixtures left to play and an FA Cup final.

Fulham’s Lackluster Performance

For three or four energetic minutes after kick-off, it looked as though the Cottagers might put it up to City here, might have the tempo and talent in their game to trouble the would-be champions in their last home game of the season. That notion died as soon as an early corner claim didn’t go their way.

Final Outcome

Silva’s alterations changed both teams’ focus. Adama Traore suddenly offered an outlet which hadn’t been there previously and twice he escaped down the right, the second time teeing up Rodrigo Muniz to almost equalise. That was enough of a warning sign and City immediately went down the other end and scored.

David Richard

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