Manchester City suffered a 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa on December 6, raising doubts about their title aspirations. Pep Guardiola had predicted his side would win the Premier League title. A victory would have put them within three points of league leaders Arsenal. However, Villa’s magnificent performance stunned the reigning Premier League champions. Leon Bailey and Douglas Luiz had notable chances, and Bailey’s deflected strike in the 74th minute secured the win for Villa. Guardiola’s side sits fourth in the Premier League, six points behind leaders Arsenal. Aston Villa leapfrogged the Cityzens up to third in the Premier League with their victory. Fans reacted to the blow to City’s title hopes. Jurgen Klopp dismissed the notion that Manchester City is out of the title race. Manchester City was eight points behind Arsenal in last season’s title race at the turn of the year.
Image: Jurgen Klopp is still wary of Manchester City.
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