Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City: Who will take the title?
It looks as if Liverpool will finally end their 24-year wait for a Premier League title after they defeated Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday to solidify their position at the top of the table.
Goals from Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel inside 30 minutes gave the home side the perfect start in arguably the most exciting game of the season. City came out firing in the second half and launched a response through David Silva and a Glen Johnson own goal. Philippe Coutinho fired home in the 78th minute to give the Reds their most important goal of the campaign so far.
The result sees Liverpool go seven points ahead of the sky blues having played two more games, so their destiny is firmly in their own hands.
The Merseyside outfit have a very favourable run-in as they take on Norwich (A), Chelsea (H), Crystal Palace (A) and Newcastle (H).
You would think that three of those games will bring Liverpool victories with relative ease. The toughest of the lot will be when Jose Mourinho’s men visit Anfield. However, the game falls directly inbetween Chelsea’s two Champions League ties with Atletico Madrid and the Blues will perhaps favour their chances of success against Madrid greater than lifting the Premier League trophy. It is a hectic end to the season for Chelsea, may Mourinho even rest some of his key players against Liverpool?!
With the speed and precision of Liverpool’s game at the moment, I think they are far superior to that of Chelsea and will get the better of them regardless of which starting XI Mourinho fields.
Similarly, City have a favourable finish to the season as they take on Sunderland (H), West Brom (H), Crystal Palace (A), Everton (A), Aston Villa (H) and West Ham (H). All of those fixtures are definitely winnable, but with Everton fighting for their top four finish, they will give City a very tough battle at Goodison.
Liverpool are certainly in the driver’s seat and the title is their’s to throw away. Both Manchester City and Chelsea will have their say in where the title ends up and it could go to the wire.
Brendan Rodgers has got his side playing some great football on the eye and it is no surprise that both the city of Liverpool and Anfield itself have that extra spark at the moment.
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