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"It is Not Just ONE Game!" - Pep Guardiola Explains Why Joy of Winning Premier League is Unmatched By Cup Competitions

Pep Guardiola was asked for his take on the joy of winning the Premier League and the possibility of clinching the league title at home for the first time during his time at the Etihad Stadium against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Manchester City can end what has been a long, demanding season on a massive high by retaining their Premier League title with three points against Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the campaign.

The Blues were held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham at the London Stadium in an enthralling contest last week, as Jarrod Bowen's first-half brace appeared to damage Pep Guardiola's hopes of making it four title wins in five seasons in east Manchester.

However, a second-half strike from Jack Grealish and an own goal from Vladimir Coufal helped salvage a point for the Blues, who need one final win to get over the line in the title race as Liverpool hope for a City slip-up when they face Wolves at Anfield on Sunday.

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"Liverpool were unstoppable that year (2019/20) and we were not good enough; the rest we were there. When you fight for the Premier League, it gives the sense of enjoying the locker room. 

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"We are happier in our lives when you win and win it by making good training and environment. It's not just one single game like the FA Cup, it is a consistent team. You want to change different things, experiences.

"It is difficult to control emotions, you know what you are playing for. We spoke about that, maybe you have to live something unexpected. React as best as possible, if it is over, it is not over."

Manchester City could see Kyle Walker and John Stones - both of whom were ruled out of featuring again for the remainder of the campaign - return to action against Aston Villa on Sunday, as Guardiola stated in his press conference after the England duo trained with the squad this week.

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