City stopper's celebration warning
Joleon Lescott has urged Manchester City's fans to 'not get carried away' ahead of the potential title-winning home game against QPR.
The City and England international defender helped Roberto Mancini's side move to within three points of lifting their first championship trophy since 1968 on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium following the weekend's 2-0 win at Newcastle.
However, with only the most optimistic of Manchester United fans expecting former City boss Mark Hughes' QPR to ruin the party, while the Red Devils have to go and win at Sunderland, Lescott does not want any premature celebrations before the encounter.
"It's a massive game at the weekend. It's not all over yet but, if we could close the title out, it would be unreal," Lescott told reporters.
"You dream of these things. I never once thought: 'Yeah, I'm bound to win the Premier League'. But it was always in my mind. It will be crazy days if we win it. We've been nervous at times this season but we deserve to be up there.
"I'd say to our fans, keep a lid on it this week and let's not get carried away. If it happens on Sunday, they can celebrate then.
"It's in our hands but there's another vital game to go. When I first arrived here (from Everton in 2009) it was more hope that we could win the league rather than real belief.
"But we've developed and got more players and are all starting to really believe. It's developed over a period of time. It's been a growing feeling."