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Man City look like winners again
There was something distinctly depressing about Manchester City's stroll to victory yesterday morning (Singapore time).
Without playing particularly well against Newcastle, the 2-0 win and three points were never in doubt. They won without really trying.
If a pattern has been set, then it's a rather bland one.
The Premier League title race threatens to be a lazy Sunday afternoon for City and a dull spectacle for everyone else.
Unless their rivals recover lost ground quickly in the final days of the transfer window, City could coast to their familiar destination in a journey that offers all the entertainment value of a trip to the dentist.
That's wonderful news for City supporters. Whether that's a reason for the Premier League to rejoice is another matter.
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