Man City Draw Ever Nearer To Premier League Title

The Premier League title appears all set to return to Manchester, with Manchester City set to regain their title, following losing it last season. This saw Liverpool run away with the title and produce an incredible season, with City also stuttering and failing to produce similar form as they have shown in recent years.

They amazingly finished 18 points behind Liverpool, City having started as the favourites for the title, so there were some reservations going into the current campaign. 

Man City were again made the favourites for the title, despite that heavy defeat to Liverpool. They also made a poor start to the season, that saw them picking up too many draws, and they were mid table after the opening period of the season. This saw them drift in the ante post markets, with Liverpool also having a troubled season. Liverpool have continued this and are now in the process of producing the worst season of title defenders in the history of the league. It is extraordinary considering how good they have been in recent years, but it was Man City who have really changed their own early season form and have built up an incredible run of form. 

It has seen them fly to the top of the Premier League table, as they continue to draw further and further clear, with Pep Guardiola’s men now very short odds for the title. Football sign up offers have continued and are being used to support the side and for future competitions, such as the Euros later this year. 

City were beaten 2-0 away at Tottenham back in November and people were saying they were in trouble for the title even at that stage. However, they returned to form with a bang and went twenty eight games unbeaten, before the recent 2-0 home loss to rivals Manchester United. It was a surprising result, considering how impressive City have been throughout this run, that had included twenty five wins. 

The match against Man United would have been a frustrating one, with Gabriel Jesus conceding a penalty in the opening seconds of the match. Bruno Fernandes converted, and it instantly put City on the back foot.

City then controlled the match as expected with 66% possession and produced 23 shots with six on target but failed to produce a goal. Luke Shaw then added a second for Manchester United in the opening period of the second half, as they took the victory in the Manchester derby (Source – BBC Match Report).

In the picture of the title race, this is likely to have little impact and it appears that Manchester City are all but set to once again win the Premier League title, which will be a third title in the last four seasons.

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