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Vincent Kompany looks on after Liverpool score the winning goal in the 3-2 Premier League fixture

Premier League title race is still alive insists Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who promises his team will 'fight to the end'

Defeat to Liverpool at the weekend has taken the title out of City's hands

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini plays down fears over FFP sanctions

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Toure limped out of the 3-2 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday but initial fears that he wouldn't play again this season appear premature

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Demichelis has vowed that City will not give up despite setback as they need Liverpool to slip up in chase for title

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Pellegrini believes it is unlikely that Toure will play again after limping out of Liverpool defeat

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Premier League title race: John Terry admits that Chelsea wanted Liverpool to defeat Manchester City

Chelsea captain says the result at Anfield suits his side with four matches to go

Liverpool players celebrate Philippe Coutinho's winning goal in the 3-2 victory over Manchester City

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