Premier League title race comes down to final 90 minutes

The most exciting Premier League title race in recent memory has gone down to the final day of the season, with one of Manchester City or Liverpool just 90 minutes away from lifting the trophy.
Pep Guardiola’s team currently hold a one-point advantage over Liverpool and simply need to match the result the Reds achieve in their fixture in order to secure a second successive title.

Brighton and Hove Albion will welcome the Manchester club for the final match of the season, whilst Liverpool host Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield.

It’s a truly unique situation in English football for two teams be touching the 100-point mark, and it’s looking increasingly likely that Liverpool will finishing second with 97 points.

For context, 97 points would have been a Premier League record prior to City’s century of points in the 2017/18 season.

Klopp has seen his team lose just one Premier League match this term, and it just so happened to be the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City just after the turn of the year.

2019 will be the eighth time in the Premier League era where the title has been decided on the final day of the season, although those on Merseyside won’t wish to hear that no team who wasn’t in first going into the final match has ever taken the crown.

City had to overturn a seven-point deficit to Liverpool after a lack of consistency in the first half of the campaign, yet both teams have been flawless for the past three months.

The incompetence of teams around them has contributed to the skewed nature at the top of the table, but nothing can be taken away from either club.

Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling have hit 20 and 17 goals respectively, whilst Mohamed Salah leads the Golden Boot race with 22.

There is also the potential for a play-off to decide the destination of the championship, harking back to the clash between Arsenal and Liverpool in 1989, although that was merely due to how the fixtures fell.

Should Brighton secure a 4-0 win and Liverpool draw 4-4 with Wolves, the two teams will be level on every single tiebreaker, and they would have to play a match against each other.

Liverpool haven’t won a domestic championship since 1990, yet Klopp has taken them out of the wilderness and they are hoping for a second miracle in the space of a week.

A 4-0 victory over Barcelona booked the Reds’ place in the Champions League final, although the Premier League is the title the fans really want.

29 years without winning a league championship has tested even the most ardent of Liverpool supporter, but that run could finally come to an end on Sunday.

By Writer

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