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Premier League table as Man City chase Arsenal in title race

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Manchester City at City Ground on April 28, 2024 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Manchester City at City Ground on April 28, 2024 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester City beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 yesterday to go within one point of Arsenal at the summit of the Premier League table with one game in hand.

The nervy win over Nuno Espirito Santo’s relegation-threatened side kept the title race advantage with Pep Guardiola’s City, who are chasing a fourth consecutive top flight English title.

Manchester City went ahead when Josko Gvardiol headed past Matz Sels in the 32nd minute before Erling Haaland slotted a Kevin de Bruyne ball past the Forest keeper to double the away side’s lead.

“It’s good to be back. It’s an important win. It doesn’t matter how we do it, it’s about winning,” Haaland said after the victory.

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“We know where they [Forest] are in the table, we knew it was going to be a fight. The pitch wasn’t the best but we can’t complain about these things, it’s about winning and that’s exactly what we did.

“Three points. Get in. Shower. Think of the next.”

Manchester City are next in Premier League action on Saturday when they take on Wolves at the Etihad.

Title rivals Arsenal face Bournemouth earlier on 4 May while Liverpool host Tottenham in the late Sunday kick-off.

The result leaves Forest 17th in the Premier League table, just one point ahead of Luton Town in the relegation places. They face Sheffield United, Chelsea and Burnley in their last three games.

There will be some concern from the Manchester City and England camps, however, after Jack Grealish was substituted with an injury. He was later seen with his right knee wrapped in ice.

Premier League top five

Position

Team

Played

GD

Points

1

Arsenal

35

57

80

2

Manchester City

34

50

79

3

Liverpool

35

41

75

4

Aston Villa

35

21

67

5

Tottenham Hotspur

33

15

60