As Man City near fourth Premier League title in five years, they're more than just Liverpool spoilers

MANCHESTER, England -- Maybe this season will always be remembered for Liverpool's bid to win everything,

but Manchester City deserve better than to be cast as quadruple party-poopers.

After Liverpool's draw with Tottenham Hotspur and City's 5-0 win over Newcastle United this weekend,

Pep Guardiola's side need seven points from their last three games to win the title for the fourth time in the past five years.

If they do it -- and with two weeks of the season left, it's still "if" -- it would be a feat only previously achieved in the Premier League era by Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United.

Should it happen, it's an achievement worthy of more than an asterisk at the bottom of Liverpool's quest for history.