Man United beat City to top of Premier League table

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Mo Salah picked up two more individual awards, but Jurgen Klopp reiterates he's "absolutely not in the mood to praise anybody for the last few months".

Members of the press were given a shock when they took on Manchester City's office staff in an end-of-season charity match as the Premier League winners unleashed a secret weapon - Pep Guardiola.

While City have only lost twice in the league, once to Liverpool at Anfield in January, the Merseyside outfit came out on top in their Champions League quarter-final tie.

City have coasted to the league championship this season, with Guardiola's side boasting a 19-point advantage heading into the final game and a huge 27-point buffer from Champions League finalists Liverpool.


"I've had conversations with him; at the moment, you never know how those conversations are going to go, but what I will say about Yohan Cabaye is he's done a very good job for us this year".

Yet it is lower down the table that the big money is there to be played for this weekend, with Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Watford all battling it out for as much as £10m as they target a 10th place finish.

Southampton have picked up eight points from their last four games, and on Tuesday they picked up a crucial 1-0 win at Swansea City. City have broken many league-records this season, and they will have their eyes set on this one too.

Hughton, whose side have already ensured top-flight survival, feels the opposition's additional motivation increases the size of the task facing his players. Sometimes we look more for the sides, but after [an opposition] attack they are more direct.


"They are champions - it doesn't matter they don't have medals".

The Saints will be aware of the risks of taking this match lightly and will no doubt give a spirited performance to ensure their Premier League status for another year - even so, it's hard to see any other outcome than a comfortable win for City.

"We all want him to stay as long as possible".


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