Dunne - Pressure on City

Former Man City star turns up pressure on old club

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Richard Dunne has looked to heap the pressure on former club Manchester City.

Dunne and his new team Aston Villa face Manchester City on Saturday in a crucial clash, which will go a long way to deciding fourth place in the Premier League.

City are currently in sixth a point adrift of Villa and Spurs, but they face both clubs in their next two games.

And Dunne insists his former employers have all the pressure on them going into the game at Eastlands.

"We've got a really big game now against Manchester City," said Dunne - who was named in the PFA Team of the Year at the weekend.

"If we can pick up a win it will be an interesting last day. I'm looking forward to it.

"It's good that it's worked out that it's such an important game for both clubs. It's something to look forward to and hopefully we can get the right result on the day.

"It's big for City. They're in front of their home crowd. They have to be in the Champions League, so the pressure's probably on them. They're expected to go out and win.

"Whereas us, we've come from nowhere over the last couple of weeks and we've given ourselves a chance.

"We're going in on a high we've kept a couple of clean sheets and we've won our last three so we're looking forward to it."


Dunne is delighted with how Villa have bounced back from their recent defeats to Chelsea in the league and FA Cup.

"A lot of people just classed it as the end of our season when we lost to Chelsea," said the Republic of Ireland international.

"But we still felt there were games there to win and we thought we could put a run together and keep that challenge going for fourth. It's turned out that way. We've given ourselves a chance with two games to go.

"That is the strength of the team - keeping going even when things have appeared to be going against us.

"We have always dug in. The week has been a tough one but we've come out with three great victories."