James Milner thinks Manchester City could still win the title and hopes that the club's derby day victory over Manchester United will unsettle some nerves in the Old Trafford camp.
Following City’s win over rivals United the midfielder has said that his side feel that winning the title is still possibly and so they will not stop fighting.
The England international, who scored the opening goal in Monday’s 2-1 victory, believes that despite the 12 point gap at the top of the Premier League, the Blues are still capable of winning the title as long as they win their remaining games.
“It’s never over until it’s over. People can say it is - but in the dressing room we think it’s mathematically still possible so we’ll take it game-by-game and try to win our remaining fixtures,” Milner told The Sun.
“We know it’s very unlikely they’ll blow it. United have plenty of experience at closing out titles and probably haven’t had too many gaps as big as this before.
“They’ll still be confident but we’ve done all we can by winning — and hopefully we’ve put a bit of doubt in there.”
Milner and his team-mates will now be hoping for a repeat of last season where City won the title on goal difference, on the last day of the campaign, after overhauling an eight-point deficit.
However they know that it is very unlikely with United leading the race by a greater margin this term and vowing not to relive last year's collapse.