Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has attempted to play down suggestions that his team could secure the Premier League title against Manchester United.
If the North-West outfit defeat Everton in their next fixture, then a win against their arch-rivals United at the Etihad Stadium will seal the deal.
After the match against Stoke at the bet365 Stadium, Kompany told Sky Sports News: "Every win brings you closer to your goal but we want to keep this standard until the end of the season and into the next season too.
"It's a massive boost for us to play the game like we do. Everybody in the blue side of Manchester knows it's a once in a lifetime opportunity [to win the title against United] but steady, it won't be handed to us."
City, who have won the Premier League twice before, have a 16-point lead at the top of the table.