Joleon Lescott: Tottenham are not our rivals

Lescott plays down Spurs' title chances
© PA Photos
Joleon Lescott believes that his Manchester City team should not be considering Tottenham Hotspur as their title rivals.

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has played down Tottenham Hotspur's title chances in the build up to Sunday's clash between the two sides.

Lescott's side are currently five points ahead of Spurs at the top of the Premier League but the England international claims that City should be concentrating on second-placed Manchester United.

The 29-year-old said: "We know if we win on Sunday it would open up a gap between us and them. But no disrespect to Spurs, our main rivals are Manchester United. They are second in the league and our focus should always be on the team immediately behind us.

"As much as the points on Sunday are vital because of the gap to Spurs, they will be more important to pull away from Manchester United."

Manchester City beat Spurs 5-1 in their last match in August.

Roberto Mancini
Read Next:
Mancini, Gerrard clash over Johnson tackle
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account