This week sees a flurry of English Premier League football activity ahead of the FA Cup final, in part due to fans demonstrating at Manchester United’s stadium Old Trafford last week and forcing the postponement of the key match with Liverpool. So, Man U have to play 3 matches in 5 days! They won on Sunday, but were pinned back well by Leicester today, which helped the Foxes sit more comfortably in 3rd spot and likely set for UEFA Champions League (UCL) and kept Man U in 2nd. They will play Liverpool on Thursday.
But, the outcome of the result last night meant that Manchester City can claim the title, which they faltered on last Saturday in a bizarre home loss to Chelsea, who scored their winner in the dying moments, and after City had squandered a penalty kick with the now-infamous Aguero missed panenka.
So, City win their 5th title since 2011/12. Kudos! It’s a great win in a bizarre COVID-ravaged, fan-free season, where form has been illusive for many great teams. Yet, City trailed badly in the early weeks then went on a 15 match win tear to seal the title lead by March. They’ve also been supreme in all contests. They have the Carabao Cup sealed, and have the UCL final to come…versus Chelsea (who have the FA Cup final this weekend, versus Leicester, having beaten City in the semifinal).
Just when English football citizens want club owners to show more respect and give them more attention, ‘The Citizens’ win the league!
So, Kudos! They set a few records along the way. Pep Guardiolo has no peers as a manager.