Premier League title race heats up
The title race is heating up in the Premier League. The festive period was very interesting, and it brought around some upsets. At the start of December Manchester City were two points in front of Liverpool, however, after losing to Chelsea they found themselves one point behind Liverpool. City then beat Everton in their next game but lost back to back games against Crystal place at home and then Leicester away. This put Liverpool 7 points ahead of City before their top of the table showdown on the 3rd of January.
Liverpool on the other hand had a great festive period. They started December off with a last-minute winner against Everton and won all of their games during the Month. That included a 3-1 win over arch rivals Man United and a 5-1 demolition of the newly revived Arsenal under Emery. This put Liverpool in a really good position and many of their fans were starting to believe this was their year.
The game between City and Liverpool was played out just after the new year. Both teams knew a win would be a huge result. Liverpool would go 10 points clear and even with many games to go, it would be hard for city to catch them. Whereas city needed to win to cut the gap to 4 points and stay in touching distance of Liverpool. The game was tense, and Liverpool came very close in the first half to scoring, with Mane hitting the post with the rebound hitting Ederson and was 1.13 cm from going over the line. Aguero then scored on the right before half time to make it 1-0 for city. Liverpool came out in the second half looking strong and got a goal back through Firminho, however, that was not enough as 8 minutes later Sane scored the winner and the game ended 2-1 for city.
The remaining fixtures are pretty similar for both clubs, they both have to only play United away, and then Liverpool have to Spurs and Chelsea at home, whereas City also have to host Arsenal. As this season both City and Liverpool look so strong and don’t look like losing games against the teams outside the top 6, then these are the fixtures that they are most likely to drop points in. It will be interesting to see how the season pans out especially, with City still being in all four competitions, and Liverpool are only in two now.