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English Premier League: Liverpool hand over the title to Manchester City

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 - 7:45pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

Liverpool's entertaining 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace has turned out to be a favour for Manchester City. Their draw has ensured that Man City will win their 2nd Premier League title in two seasons.

The Reds were given the lead in the match through the goals scored by Joe Allen, Daniel Sturrige and Luis Suarez, only to give away the lead with 11 minutes left to play. Late strikes from Damien Delaney and a spectacular double from substitute Dwight Gayle shocked the visiting team as the late equalizer killed Liverpool's chances to win the Premier League title after 24 years. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Liverpool's chances of winning the title are 'OVER' and Manchester City can win the Premier League.

Previously, Liverpool were in a similar situation when the were left embarassed in front of their home fans after a 2-0 defeat against Chelsea. That result indirectly favoured Manchester City, but the result from last night's match has made it clear that Manchester City can easily proceed to win the title. City, who have two matches in hand, now have a much greater chance over Liverpool. City's victory over Everton at Goodison Park, from being a goal down to go on to win the match 3-2, was a boost to their confidence and with Liverpool's shocking result against Crystal Palace helped the City players restore their faith to win the Premier League title.

 Manchester City players react after Liverpool's draw:

 

 

Manchester City play Aston Villa next at the Ethiad Stadium, and a victory for City would make them 2 points clear on top of the table. If City manage to win, all they require is a single point to announce themselves as the winners of the Premier League. City will take the title race to the last day of the season yet again, as previously in the 2011-12 season, in which they snatched the league title away from Manchester United in stoppage time and won the league on goal difference. One can only expect the unexpected from this 'Unpredictable League'.




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