English Premiership

Aguero fit for title decider

2014-05-09 16:13
Sergio Aguero (AFP)

London - Manchester City's top scorer Sergio Aguero will be fit for his side's Premier League title decider at home to West Ham United on Sunday, manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed on Friday.

"The whole squad is fit for Sunday," Pellegrini told a press conference. "It is very important, always for a manager, if you have your whole squad and choose from all your players."

Aguero, who scored the dramatic injury-time goal against Queens Park Rangers that gave City the title on the season's final day in 2012, had been a doubt due to a groin problem.

The 28-year-old Argentine striker, who has scored 28 times in all competitions, limped off in the first half of his side's 3-2 win at Everton last weekend and sat out the 4-0 home win over Aston Villa on Wednesday.

City effectively need a point against West Ham to secure the title, because although they lead second-place Liverpool by only two points, they have a goal difference advantage of 13 goals.

"It is a very important weekend because it is the last game," Pellegrini added.

"It is the work from the whole year that we play for, but also it is a normal game because I think the best way to do it is to repeat what we have done all season so far."

The Chilean, who stands to become the first non-European manager to win an English top-flight title, says that his players do not intend to settle for a draw.

"Every team must play every game to win," he said. "It doesn't matter in which conditions they are playing. Every team must want to win."

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