David Moyes and Pep Guardiola

“Difficult to stop their U14s”: David Moyes comments on Premier League title race

David Moyes comments on stopping Manchester City

West Ham manager David Moyes feels it’s difficult to stop Manchester City’s under-14 side, let alone their senior team. The Hammers are all set to face the three-time defending champions at the Etihad Stadium this weekend on the final day of the season, with City eyeing a fourth consecutive Premier League title.

With Arsenal sitting two points behind them, Pep Guardiola’s side just need to equal the London side’s result, although a victory would eliminate any doubt. All hopes were on Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday when City faced them at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, where the Sky Blues had lost on all their previous four visits.

However, a brace from Erling Haaland earned them a 2-0 victory, getting City back into the top of the table with 88 points from 37 games. The Gunners are on 86 points, and need City to slip up against West Ham on the final day, while beating Everton in their own encounter, to win the Premier League title.

Moyes, the outgoing West Ham manager, isn’t too confident of his side’s chances of conquering the City juggernaut. When asked about preventing City from winning the league, he said:

“It’d be difficult to stop their U14s from winning the title, I think!”

Manchester City play West Ham on Sunday, with all 10 league games kicking off at the same time.

There’s no stopping City from a fourth title on the trot

If their head-to-head record is anything to go by, then Manchester City have their name written all over the game, and subsequently the Premier League title. West Ham haven’t beaten them at the Etihad since September 2015, when Slaven Bilic’s side stunned the Sky Blues with their fast start. In 19 encounters since then, the Hammers haven’t beaten City even once. Their only ‘victory’ came in a penalty shootout in the League Cup in October 2021. It’s going to take a Herculean performance from West Ham to prevent City from the winning the game (and the title).

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