Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany has warned against complacency, following their record winning streak, referencing the 2011-12 title race.
City could extend their lead at the top to 15 points if they get their 18th consecutive win against Newcastle.
Many believe the title has been decided, but Kompany has warned against complacency, as City upstaged United in 2011-12 on goal difference, overcoming an eight-point deficit.
“I draw on that, I don’t know if everyone remembers, but with six games left we were eight points behind,” Kompany said. “That’s why I’m probably always the first guy to come in and say, ‘No guys, we can’t really say…’
“I really don’t want that, so we push and push and push and no-one has the right to let their performance down and let their guard down.
“We have to keep it going. When you are on such a run you want to put it aside straight away and think about the next one, because you know how little it takes to lose that special feeling.
“We all have a role to say something [about dangers of complacency] – there are a lot of experienced lads in the team. We do mention it, but the manager will have mentioned it many, many times as well.
“But ultimately it’s the same for everyone – we all have that feeling and don’t want it to go away.
“It’s too early to draw any conclusions. We don’t need to focus on the league, or anything else other than winning the game and having a performance at the same time.”