Pep Guardiola believes that Manchester City have taken a huge step to regaining the Premier League title with their commanding 2-0 win at Leicester.
Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus, on his 24th birthday, scored to wrap up a dominant and deserved win for City on Saturday.
It was their 15th straight away win in all competitions and left them 17 points clear at the top of the Premier League, having played two games more than Manchester United.
Having outclassed the third-placed Foxes, who'd won 5-2 at City's ground back in September, they now need three wins from their final seven games to clinch a fifth Premier League crown.
Even Guardiola, who doesn't like to take anything for granted and usually dismisses title talk, had to admit: "The Premier League is the nicest competition (to win. It is 11 months and it is so tough. We are close. We need three more wins.
"You have to be patient to attack Leicester because they defend so well. It's a good victory and it's another step.
"We're very pleased, a tough opponent, a huge victory."
"We had to be patient, don't concede and don't give them chances. We are not going to win in five or 10 minutes, it was important to have patience."
"We lost to the better team," said Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers. "
"They are a fantastic team, you see the likes of Raheem (Sterling) coming into the game and he's a world-class player."