West Ham can upset the title picture at Manchester City, says goalkeeper Adrian


The man who stands between Manchester City and a second Premier League title in three seasons insists Manuel Pellegrini’s men will have no easy ride in Sunday’s final game of the campaign.
West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has warned City to expect a ‘very tough match’ as they set

about trying to earn the point which will most likely bring the Premier League trophy back to the Etihad Stadium after a year away.

Barring a Liverpool victory by 13 goals, a draw will be enough for Pellegrini’s side to pinch the trophy from their neighbours, and they will be buoyed by their convincing victory over the same opponents in the Capital One Cup in January.
Sam Allardyce’s charges were thumped 6-0 on their last trip to the Etihad Stadium and are again expected to suffer at the hands of free-scoring City, who reached 100 Premier League goals in midweek.
But Adrian insists the Hammers will be looking to upset the title race and sign off with a win against the champions-elect.
“Although we’re safe, we have pride. We’re professionals and go into this game looking to finish the season with a win,” Adrian told The Sun.
Manuel Pellegrini
Manuel Pellegrini
“I think we have a style of play, I think we are an attractive team, I think we score many goals and we are always thinking to score more goals. That to me has the same importance as winning the title. In the way we play, I am very happy to win the title this way” – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, with his team on the brink of winning the title, is pleased to have performed with such a swagger.

Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho
“The title race is between two horses and a little horse that needs milk and needs to learn how to jump. Maybe next season we can race” – Back in February, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho makes one of several claims that his side cannot win the title, despite an impressive win over City. Interestingly, the other ‘horse’ he refers to is Arsenal, not Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers
“We may be the chihuahuas that run in between the horses’ legs” – Rodgers at that point warns Mourinho not to count his side out
Steven Gerrard
going to be a very tough match.
“But this game is very different to the defeat in the Capital One Cup because City have that pressure of needing a result to win the title.
“And we’re now safe – we want to sign off with a result for our loyal fans and ourselves.”
West Ham have kept six clean sheets since their cup defeat to Manchester City and Adrian is confident his back-line will stay strong and look to hit City on the counter.
He added: “City have a great squad with good attacking players like (Edin) Dzeko, (Alvaro) Negredo, Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri and (David) Silva.”
“Yet we have proved this season that when we work very hard, which has happened on a number of occasions, we can keep clean sheets.
“We train every day this style – to be strong and united in defence and then counter attack and be good at set-plays.”


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