Shearer - City's title challenge is now effectively over.

Updated: Jan 17

The Citizens have lost four Premier League games so far and are already 14 points behind leaders Liverpool.

BBC Sport pundit Alan Shearer believes Manchester City have no chance of winning the Premier League title this season following their 2-1 defeat to rivals Manchester United on Saturday. 

The champions have lost four league games so far and are already 14 points behind leaders Liverpool.

"I really can't see how Manchester City are going to get back into the title race now," the former Blackburn and Newcastle striker wrote in his column for the Sun.

"They are 14 points behind Liverpool and after the manner of their defeat to Manchester United I think that's it for them.

"Jurgen Klopp's side have not lost in the league for 33 games, stretching back to January, so they would have to lose five of the remaining 22 for City to have a chance- and that's not going to happen."

The former England international continued: "With City slipping up, it’s now up to Leicester to keep the pressure on in the title race.

"It doesn’t look like the Foxes are going away after yesterday’s great win at Villa and if they can maintain their form through the Christmas period, they will be confident.

"Especially as they host Liverpool on Boxing Day — a game that could end up being the defining one of the season."

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