Manchester City retain Premier League title

Ross Houston
May 14, 2019

Most fans will consider Liverpool's magical Premier League campaign a success given how far the Reds progressed since 2017-18 and the fact they pushed Manchester City until the final day of the season.

I know the rest of the top six will all sign players in the summer, but looking at them now I don't think they will be anywhere near City or Liverpool.

They lost only one match - crucially at City in January - but it was not quite good enough as City pipped them by a point to become the first side in a decade to successfully defend the Premier League.

At that stage the title was heading to Anfield, though, as Mane's 17th-minute goal had Liverpool ahead against Wolves.

Despite dominating possession, City trailed to a Glenn Murray goal as the Brighton striker nodded in a Pascal Gross corner on 27 minutes.

Despite a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool missed out on becoming English champion for the first time since 1990.

In what has been a remarkable season, City won their last 14 Premier League games to finish one point better off that Jurgen Klopp's men. But the big prize eluded them once again.

According to the report, a UEFA decision could be delivered this week but added that it's still not clear if the exclusion would impact on next seasons competition or would see the Citizens omitted from the 2020-2021 Champions League.

Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson have smashed Liverpool's previous record for most Premier League assists recorded by a full-back in a single season.

"But we have to look on the positive side and remember we are still in Madrid [so] hopefully we can end the season on a high - that's what we are going to try to do".

The disappointment of losing out on the title has been somewhat eased by Liverpool reaching their second successive Champions League final.

Liverpool's only loss was to City at Etihad Stadium on January 3 and the team hasn't dropped any points since March 3, a 0-0 stalemate at Merseyside neighbour Everton that completed a run of four draws in six league games in a five-week span.

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