Carlos Tevez has been proving his importance to the team by scoring three goals in the last three matches. His latest came in the 1-0 win over Aston Villa during the latest round of Premier league matches.

City would have had to concede the title had they not taken three points from this encounter, but the mistake committed by the Aston Villa captain Ciaran Clark helped Roberto Mancini’s men stay in touch with United. Even though they are 12 points behind United with only 10 matches remaining in the season, the Italian refused to rule out the possibility of winning the title.

Aston Villa will now have to focus on winning a few of the remaining 10 matches if they are to survive in the division next season. They are currently in the relegation zone, but they have managed just one win in the last five matches. Villa have it all to do, with the latest sports betting odds making them fifth-favourites to drop – though thankfully they don’t yet feature in Unibet’s 3 Strikes Bet just yet!

The Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that the next two matches are extremely crucial for the team, as they will be facing teams around them in the table. Reading and QPR will be the opponents for Aston Villa in the next two matches. City did not create a lot of opportunities in the match, and they were thankful to the error by Clarke that led to the winner.

“With 10 games left it is not over,” said the Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini. “The next two games for us are massive. If we play as well as we did against City in those two, then we will give them a fight, that’s for sure,” said the Villa manager Paul Lambert. The 29-year-old Tevez only recently returned to first team action, and he has scored against Chelsea and Aston Villa. City maintain their seven-point advantage of Chelsea in the table as a result of this win.