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Aston Villa boss Gerrard warns Man City: Our fans deserve big finale

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard wants to reward supporters with a strong showing from his team against Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon.

The home side will win the Premier League title with a victory, while a draw will leave their hopes in the hands of second-place Liverpool.

“We've got three massive points to play for and an opportunity to finish on a high. It would be nice if we can reward our supporters with something at the weekend," he said.

“They're at the top of the league for a reason, they're in the latter stages of the Champions League for a reason.

“They've got world-class players and a top-class manager. There's a lot of pressure on them at the weekend.

“We'll go there as best prepared as we can, as organised as we can and try and make it as difficult as we can."

Pep Guardiola's side, who are on an 11-game unbeaten run in the league, have scored the most goals (96) and conceded the fewest (24) in the top-flight this season.

Aston Villa take on Manchester City in the Premier League.

However, City showed signs of nerves after falling two behind in a 2-2 draw against West Ham United last time out, and Gerrard says his team will not sit back on Sunday.

He said: “We need to be extremely organised defensively, we need everyone to be all in, in terms of our organisation and what we give to the game.

“At the same time, we're not just going to wait and show no ambition. We need to carry a threat in this game."

“If you manage to achieve it, in terms of getting something from playing against Manchester City, you should enjoy that," he added.

“If we can improve our position of 14th I'll be extremely happy. That's the glory and joy that I'll take."


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