7 May 2014

Man City's Aguero out of Villa match

5:44 am on 7 May 2014

Manchester City will be without their striker Sergio Aguero for tomorrow morning's home game against Aston Villa which could take Manuel Pellegrini's side another big step towards their second Premier League title in three seasons.

After Liverpool gave up a 3-0 lead with 11 minutes remaining to draw 3-3 with Crystal Palace yesterday, City are in prime position to claim one of the tightest title campaigns in years.

Liverpool have 81 points with one match to play, while City have 80 with two matches left - and a nine-goal better goal difference - meaning victory against Villa and West Ham United on the final day of the season will guarantee City the championship.

Four points from the two games would almost certainly still be good enough.