Joleon Lescott hails unity at Manchester City

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott

Defender Joleon Lescott has pointed to the togetherness within the Manchester City squad as the main reason for their potential Premier League success.

Victory over QPR on Sunday should be enough for City to clinch a first league title for 44 years.

"We've been together all season and we've listened to opinions from outside of the squad and the way we bond," Lescott told BBC Radio Manchester.

"We know how close we are as a unit and it's been great to be a part of."

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Lescott excited by prospect of title

On 9 April, City were eight points behind Manchester United in the title race.

But since losing 1-0 at Arsenal, Roberto Mancini's side have won five successive matches and lead United on goal difference with only Sunday's final round of matches to play.

Mancini said City have recovered well after faltering in mid-season.

"You need to play 38 games. We were on top for 28, after that we had some problems with important players injured."

If Mancini's side can claim an 18th home league victory of the season at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, depending on City's margin of victory, United would need to beat Sunderland by at least nine goals to overtake their neighbours on the final day.

"A lot of boys have won big things and I don't think anyone's getting carried away," continued former Wolves and Everton man Lescott.

"Even when we won against United, the talk after

"It was great to do a double over United, but we knew that if we didn't go to Newcastle, be professional and apply ourselves in the right way, it was going to mean nothing.

"You don't even dream of these things. I've never once thought 'I'm going to win the Premier League' and it's just going to be crazy if we do win it."

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