Derby tie will decide title says Roberto Mancini
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini appeared to rule Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal out of title contention by identifying his club's return Premier League match against Manchester United on April 28 as the fixture to decide which side are crowned champions.
"If we are strong enough, I think it will be decided with the game at home, probably," said Mancini, who is resigned to losing top spot tomorrow - United face Blackburn and his own side do not play for another 24 hours.
The Etihad Stadium derby is the third game from the end of the Premier League season - Newcastle away and QPR at home following for City; United have Swansea at home and Sunderland away. City will have Micah Richards and Aleksandar Kolarov back from injury in time for their New Year's Day trip to Sunderland.