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Does Christmas Top Spot Guarantee The Title?

 • by Sam McGuire
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Manchester City are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League, 11 points clear of their nearest rivals Manchester United. So whatever happens in the next nine days, they are guaranteed to be Christmas number one.

Pep Guardiola’s men hit the ground running this season and currently look unbeatable. Inevitable comparisons to the ‘Invincibles’ Arsenal side have been made but City look more ruthless than Arsène Wenger’s men and are on course to score 109 goals this season. The Arsenal manager himself agrees.

“Look, we had no petrol but ideas, they have petrol and ideas,

“So that makes it more efficient. Overall, yes, they are like that, so everybody expects and projects that they will last.

“Why not? It can happen, but there is still a long way to go. At the moment, I think everything goes for them inside the games. But maybe as well they have the quality to turn it in their favour.”

But as we’ve found out in the past, top spot at Christmas doesn’t always result in success at the end of the season.

In the video above we’ve taken a look at some remarkable turnarounds and memorable capitulations.

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