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Could Manchester City win the quadruple?

Aaron Gales
ANALYST
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1.22K   //    12 Feb 2019, 02:28 IST

How many trophies will Pep Guardiola add to his staggering haul this season?
How many trophies will Pep Guardiola add to his staggering haul this season?

After Manchester City comfortably dispatched Burnley in the FA Cup a couple of weeks ago, their manager Sean Dyche suggested that Pep Guardiola's men could win every trophy they are competing in, describing them as 'clinical' and asking the question:

"Who is going to stop them winning everything if they're in that mood?"

It was a fair question, but City were soon brought back down to earth with a sobering defeat away at relegation-threatened Newcastle United. This gave Liverpool the opportunity to go seven points clear at the top of the Premier League and seemingly put the title out of City's grasp.

But Liverpool wobbled. Two successive draws gave City a sniff and after this weekend's fixtures, which saw them thump Chelsea 6-0, they are just three points behind Jurgen Klopp's men.

So can they do it? Can they go one better than Sir Alex Ferguson's great treble-winning side and win all four competitions.

They undoubtedly have the potential to do it, with their strength in depth in the squad and the tactical nous of Guardiola on the touchline.

But there is a reason that it has never been achieved before. It only takes one sloppy performance for the team to crash out of a competition and City have looked far more vulnerable this season than they did last.

Their defeat against Newcastle was particularly surprising. 1-0 ahead after less than 30 seconds and with arguably their full strength side out, they failed to press home their advantage and were deservedly beaten in the end.

They have bounced back brilliantly from that upset but the point remains - no matter how good they are even these players can have an off day which can prevent them making history.

In this article, we assess their chances of achieving the seemingly impossible.

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