08 May 2012

Within Sight of Title

Manchester United’s win at Swansea is not enough to deny city rivals Man City towards the path of capturing its first English championship since 1968. Yaya Toure has put Man City on course on the Premier League title with win at Newcastle even before Man United’s win. And the championship race goes down the wire to the last game of the season.

Leaders Man City is facing QPR at Etihad Stadium while Manchester United is visiting Sunderland at the same kick-off time on Sunday, 13 May. A win by both Manchester City and United will hand the championship title to Man City even they are level in points but the former has superior goal difference. All that ManU can do is to pray that Man City will lose if not then they have to score at least 8 goals and hope that their city rivals will have a draw with relegation threatened QPR. It is a tall order for United to overhaul an 8 goal difference going to the final match of the season. Compounded with the fact that Manchester City has yet to concede or taste defeat at home this season.

On the other hand, QPR needs at least a draw to stay in the Premier League even if Wigan and Bolton will win their last game and much more for Bolton. They are also facing a 9 goal difference if they want to stay at the top tier. I don’t want QPR to lose but they are facing the mighty Manchester City that never been defeated at Etihad Stadium this season.

NB: Image from wikimedia commons.

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