Manchester City’s season
After crashing out of the Champions League at the hands of Tottenham last week following one of the most thrilling matches in recent history, Manchester City are looking to complete a domestic treble. Their season could have fallen apart after they had two very tough games in the space of 5 days. City had to face Spurs for the third time in two weeks in the Premier League with every game a must win now, as Liverpool are breathing down their neck. They came through a tough game against Tottenham, winning 1-0 courtesy of an early Foden goal. They then had to face United in the second Manchester derby of the season, which was probably one of the most important derbies they have had in a while. For the first time ever probably, Liverpool fans were hoping that United were going to win the match. The first half was tense with both teams not giving away too many chances. However, City came out looking strong in the second half and got two goals in 12 minutes to put them top of the league by one point with only three matches remaining.
One negative from the match was that Fernandinho got injured, and will probably not make it back for the run in. That is coupled with De Bruyne’s injury so two of their most important players will be missing. With that being said, City have such strong depth in their squad that they will be able to cope without them. Their next match is away at Burnley, which can be a tough place to go to. However, now without the Champions League, they can focus their 100% attention to retaining their league title. Following the game to Burnley, they host Leicester with an in-form Vardy and will be hoping that they avoid another defeat as they lost to them in the reserve fixture earlier in the season. Their final league game is away to Brighton, who by then could be safe and not have anything to play for, however, if they are battling to fight off relegation this could also be a tricky match.
The week later they have the match against Watford in the FA Cup final which could complete the domestic treble. All in all, Manchester City have had an incredible season, and even though they did not make it past the quarter-final of the Champions League again, they still have produced incredible football this season and would be worthy treble winners.