London — Manchester City can secure a third Premier League crown in record time on Saturday although rivals Manchester United will be aiming to spoil the party at the Etihad Stadium. Victory would clinch the title for City with six games to spare, which would be the earliest the Premier League has been won, but they will have to put behind them the disappointment of their 3-0 Champions League quarterfinal defeat by Liverpool. Three points would also move City within eight of the Premier League record haul for a season and put them two wins away from matching the record number of campaign victories set by Chelsea in 2017. Beating their neighbours to seal a title success would be the icing on the cake for City fans, who had to look on as United dominated English football for most of the past three decades. "I know what it would mean — it would be like Barcelona winning the title at Madrid or Real winning at Barca," City manager Pep Guardiola said. "It would be special." United have lo...

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