Man City’s Premier League dominance this season has seen a changing of the guard in Manchester, with Pep Guardiola’s side set to seal the title if they beat rivals United today.
And a literal representation of that power shift took place outside The Etihad this morning, as United-inspired footmen presented the Crown Jewels – or in this case the Premier League trophy – to soldiers in City-style blue.
We’ve dubbed it ‘the changing of the Guardiola’.
Changing Of The Guard-iola: The power in Manchester is changing hands this evening… pic.twitter.com/W5a4Fr79US
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 7, 2018
After 13 titles for Manchester United in 25 years, a win today for City will see them secure the league earlier than anyone in Premier League history. The potential record-breakers are rated at 4/6 to get the most points, and 4/7 to bag the most wins in a season.
It’s out with the old and in with the blue in Manchester. After years of supremacy on the red side of town we thought it was time to hand over the Crown Jewels of English football to City. Take it on the chin United fans, you had your time.
4/9 Man City to record the most points in a Premier League season in 17/18
4/7 Man City to record the most wins in a Premier League season in 17/18
5/6 Man City to score the most goals in a Premier League season in 17/18
13/8 Man City to record the biggest points margin in Premier League history in 17/18
100/1 City to have won more PL titles than United by 2030