City crowned champions

The final day of the premier league had the chance to produce one last twist in the tale of two teams that have been heads and shoulders above the rest (or so we thought). Both Liverpool and Manchester City have without doubt been outstanding all season long and their impressive statistics is a reflection of their achievements. However, there can be only one winner and one winner only (let’s face it, nobody remembers the runner up).

Liverpool needed a win and required City to either draw or lose to clinch the title and end decades of waiting for a championship title since the glory days of the 80s. Liverpool were at home to Wolves who in part have also had a great season and beaten some of the top teams in the division.

Liverpool and their supports new what they had to do and wasted little time in attacking their opponents. As good as Wolves have been this season they couldn’t prevent the onslaught from Liverpool as Mane found the back of the net to put the home-side  ahead. The anfield crowd erupted into cheers as emotions ran high through the stadium in belief of something specially. Ah, but they should know better, this is football after all.

The cheers got even louder when they found out that City had gone a goal behind away to Brighton after Murray scored on the 27th minute. Could this be Liverpool year (I’m sure a lot of fans pondered the thought) or would City ruin the party. No sooner after Brighton scored did City equalise through their all time goal scorer Aguero in the 28th minute. This was soon followed by a goal from defender Laporte in  the 38th minute to put Manchester City ahead by 2 goals to 1.

The pendulum had swung in City’s favour and their travelling fans new they were another 45 minutes of achieving back to back titles for the first time in their history. Liverpool knowing what was unfolding in the south coast  carried on with their game and searched for another goal which was provided by Mane in the 81st minute. By now anfield was becoming evermore silent as the realisation started to kick in that they’d let another title slip away (mate you had a 7 point gap, how in the hell……NEVERMIND!!).

The day and the premier league title belonged to City as Mahrez and Gundogan scored in the 63rd and 72nd minute respectively to give City a season ending 4-1 victory and the cup. This all but confirmed City’s dominance  over 38 games and boy have they been a pleasure to watch. Pep Guardiola proved his masterclass as a back to back league title winning manager and will have the opportunity to do the double when City take on Watford in the FA cup final this coming weekend.

Liverpool have done themselves and their loyal supporters proud by pushing Manchester City right to the very end and also have the champions league final to look forward to. I’m not sure if they’ll be able to topple the mighty mighty SPURS but it will definitely be a mouth watering experience (and hey, if Spurs win just pat us on the back and wish us well….you’ve got 5 of those Cups already hehehe!!!).

Tottenham and Chelsea make up the top four whilst Arsenal and Man Utd have to settle for 5th and 6th place respectively. However, Arsenal have a chance of qualifying for the champions league next year if they are able to beat Chelsea in the Europa League final. Check out Insider Journal‘s article on the upcoming final between Chelsea and Arsenal (click link) it’s a good read.

Premier League table view



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