‘I hope Manchester City’s season doesn’t implode’ – Stuart Pearce fears for Premier League title race after Champions League exit


‘I hope Manchester City’s season doesn’t implode’ – Stuart Pearce fears for Premier League title race after Champions League exit

Stuart Pearce has told talkSPORT he hopes Manchester City’s season doesn’t ‘implode’ after their dramatic Champions League quarter-final defeat to Tottenham.

City crashed out of Europe in stunning fashion on Wednesday night, as Raheem Sterling saw his stoppage-time winner ruled out by VAR, which meant Spurs went through on away goals after drawing 4-4 over the two legs.

Fans were put through the wringer by their teams in a game packed with highs and lows, but eventually it was Tottenham who prevailed with three crucial goals at the Etihad.

Fernando Llorente scored the crucial goal to send Spurs through

It was a disastrous result for City manager Pep Guardiola, who was brought to the club three years ago primarily to help them lift the European Cup – his wait, and theirs, goes on.

Such a defeat has come at a pivotal time in their campaign – while hopes of a mythical quadruple are now over, a domestic treble is still on the cards.

The League Cup winners are one point behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race, but have a game in hand, and must look to win their five remaining games to beat the Reds to the crown.

They also still have a FA Cup final against Watford to look forward to on May 18.