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sbo222 We look at how Manchester City can seal the title against rivals Manchester United on April 7, live on Sky Sports...
Manchester City's relentless march towards the Premier League title continued on Monday Night Football, with a David Silva double sinking Stoke at the Bet365 stadium.
City's 2-0 win at Stoke helped them maintain their 16-point gap over second-placed Manchester United, and it seems inevitable they will lift the Premier League trophy for the third time since 2012.
The earliest City can now win the title is on April 7, when they play host to city rivals United, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Manager Pep Guardiola has stressed it does not matter when the title is won, but captain Vincent Kompany described the possibility of being confirmed as champions against United as a "once in a lifetime opportunity".
United's victory over Liverpool on Saturday at least quelled their fears of rolling out a guard of honour, but how can City seal the title on derby day? sbo222
We take a look at the permutations...
Derby-day title triumph?To become champions on April 7, City must first keep their 16-point gap at the top. This can be done by matching or bettering United's result on March 31, with Jose Mourinho's side hosting struggling Swansea at 3pm before City head to Everton at 5.30pm.
Having at least a 16-point gap is essential if City want to win the title against United, because victory over their rivals would hand them an unassailable 19-point lead with six games remaining. City's goal difference of +65 (to United's +35) also puts them in pole position should the two sides somehow end the season level on points. sbo222