Nedum Onuoha is confident that Manchester City hold the advantage when it comes to sealing a fourth place finish in this seasonâ€™s Premier League table.
A 6-1 demolition of Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday put down a real marker on a weekend when rivals Liverpool could only draw and Tottenham Hotspur lost.
With four of Cityâ€™s six remaining games at home, Onuoha feels that Roberto Manciniâ€™s men have a crucial edge on their competitors.
â€œItâ€™s not a bad result is it, 6-1 away from home?â€ he mused, speaking to Cityâ€™s official website.
â€œAnd the fact that Sunderland beat Spurs means it was a really good day for us.
â€œWe didnâ€™t really start thinking about the goal difference, but you could tell we were going to score a few goals.
â€œEvery time Carlos [Tevez] came into the hole, and somebody played it to him, you knew something was going to happen.
â€œWe are fourth now, so itâ€™s for us to lose rather than hoping other results go in our favour. We have four games at home, obviously hard games, but if we do as well as we know we can do, we have every chance of getting fourth.â€
Goal difference could still a play a part as the seasonâ€™s permutations work themselves out over the next few weeks.
Onuoha insists that the mathematics of it all are not the playersâ€™ concern. Rather, they need to focus on winning all of their remaining games.
â€œIâ€™m not going to start sitting down working it all out â€“ Iâ€™d rather sit down and eat some pizza and watch some more football!â€ he quipped.â€œIn terms of finishing fourth, we just need to win as many games as we can, and good form would carry us through.â€