Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Focused on Tough Run-In after Double Boost

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Focused on Tough Run-In after Double Boost

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CITY received two boosts to their Premier League title bid on Sunday.

The Blues picked up their first silverware by winning the Carabao Cup - and Bernardo Silva says that is a major lift for the squad as they enter the final straight in the three other competitions.

But the news that Liverpool had failed to win at Old Trafford was also a fillip to Pep Guardiola's outfit.

From a position where they were staring down the barrel of a possible ten-point gap at the top two months ago, City are now just a point behind the Scousers with 11 games to go.

And Bernardo says the fact that teams that win the League Cup have gone on to win another big prize in four of the last five seasons is not a coincidence.

"Winning a title this early in the season is a big boost for the rest of the season, for our confidence, and to now go for the other competitions and try to go as far as possible," said the Portugal ace, who was named the official man of the match by cup sponsors Carabao. …

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