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Manchester City tactics: Danny Higginbotham examines their approach

Raheem Sterling's contract extension is 'so important' to Manchester City, says Pep Guardiola

Danny Higginbotham examines the tactics behind Manchester City's Premier League title charge ahead of Saturday's potentially decisive meeting with Manchester United, live on Sky Sports.

City are 16 points clear at the top of the table and can become the first side in Premier League history to clinch the title with six games to spare if they beat their local rivals at the Etihad Stadium.

In his latest touchscreen analysis for Sky Sports, tactics expert Higginbotham looks at some of the ways in which Pep Guardiola has masterminded City's success.

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The former defender explains how the width provided by Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling has caused problems for opposition, and how Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva have transformed City's midfield.

"They have been absolutely magnificent to watch," he says. "The players have taken on board what Guardiola has asked of them and they have also been problem-solvers themselves.

"Whether they win the Premier League on Saturday or not, they will be deserving winners when they do."

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Watch Higginbotham's full analysis in the video at the top of the page.

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