Premier League finale: The holders

Football: Manchester City's title surely but Brighton no pushovers

Guardiola's men favourites to win final match but must find a way past stubborn opponents

Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola greets supporters after winning the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Britain, on May 6, 2019.
Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola greets supporters after winning the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, Britain, on May 6, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Providence, it seems, has found a way to reward two truly extraordinary teams in English football to each win a worthy piece of silverware this season.

If Manchester City win at Brighton today, their 14th consecutive Premier League victory, they will retain the league title they won so handsomely 12 months ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 12, 2019, with the headline 'City's title surely but brighton no pushovers'. Subscribe