Sane eyes title push after derby joy
Manchester City can use the boost from their derby win to go on and secure this season's Premier League title, according to Leroy Sane.
City are now clear favourites to win the top flight after moving back to the summit with a crucial 2-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
The champions, who have won their last 11 league games, are a point ahead of Liverpool with three matches remaining for both clubs.
The derby was seen as the toughest hurdle left facing City as they bid to become the first side to retain the title in a decade.
Sane, who came off the bench to score City's second goal, said: "If you have this late a derby and you win this big game, it gives you a lot of confidence, especially when you have just three games left to play. Every one of us wants to do the back to back.
"We're really happy about this win because it is the derby - a special game - and also really important for the Premier League."
Sane recognises the job is far from done, however. With such a slender lead, City can ill-afford any slip-ups in their remaining fixtures, starting with Sunday's trip to Burnley.
The German winger said: "Like we did all season, (we must) stay focused. Now we just have to rest and then focus again for Burnley. The last three games won't be easy at all."
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