The Race for the Premier League Title
The 2017-18 season was one of the most thrilling in Premier League history, with Manchester City and Liverpool battling neck-and-neck for the title right until the final day.
In the end, it was City who prevailed, becoming the first team to retain the Premier League crown in a decade. Here’s a look at how the two sides fought for the title all season long.
Both City and Liverpool made strong starts to the season, winning their opening three games. City’s victory over newly-promoted Brighton was particularly impressive, as they came from behind to win 2-1.
The two sides continued to trade blows in September, with Liverpool picking up victories over Arsenal and Chelsea, while City beat Watford and Crystal Palace. The highlight of the month was undoubtedly City’s 5-0 demolition of Liverpool at Etihad Stadium.
October saw both teams drop their first points of the season, with Liverpool drawing 1-1 with Newcastle and City being held to a goalless draw by bottom side West Brom.
both teams bounced back with comfortable wins later in the month.
Man City’s Dominance
Under the leadership of Pep Guardiola, Man City have established themselves as one of the most dominant forces in the Premier League. In the 2017/18 season, they became the first team to reach 100 points in a single season, while also setting a new record for most wins in a campaign (32).
This level of domination continued into the 2018/19 season, as they claimed an unprecedented domestic treble, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup. They also became the first English team to win all four domestic trophies in a single season.
With Man City‘s seemingly endless resources, it looks like their dominance of English football is set to continue for many years to come.
Liverpool’s valiant effort
Liverpool’s valiant effort this season has been nothing short of amazing. Jürgen Klopp has built a team that is exciting to watch and full of goals. The Reds have scored the most goals in the Premier League this season and have only suffered one defeat.
Despite their best efforts, Liverpool were unable to catch Manchester City in the title race and had to settle for second place. It is a disappointing end to what has been an incredible season for the Merseyside club.
There is no shame in finishing behind Manchester City, who have been the best team in England for the past two seasons. Liverpool can be proud of their achievements this campaign and will be looking to build on them next season.
The final standings
1. Manchester City – 98 points
2. Liverpool – 97 points
3. Chelsea – 72 points
4. Tottenham Hotspur – 71 points
5. Arsenal – 70 points
6. Manchester United – 66 points
7. Everton – 63 points
8. Leicester City – 62 points
9. West Ham United – 52 points
10. Southampton – 51 points
What’s next for the Premier League?
The Premier League is over for another season, and what a season it was! Manchester City are the deserved champions, but there was plenty of drama and excitement throughout the campaign.
So, what’s next for the Premier League? Here’s a look at some of the key talking points heading into the summer break.
1. The future of Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal has been the subject of intense speculation in recent months, and it remains to be seen whether he will stay on as manager next season. If he does leave, it would be a huge shake-up for the Premier League.
2. The battle for Champions League qualification
With Arsenal potentially out of the running for a top-four finish next season, there will be an even bigger battle than usual to qualify for the Champions League. Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool will all be eyeing up a place in Europe’s elite club competition.
3. Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea?
There have been rumours that Jose Mourinho could make a shock return to Chelsea if Antonio Conte leaves the club this summer. It would certainly add an extra layer of intrigue to next season’s title race if Mourinho was back in charge at Stamford Bridge.
It’s official: Man City are the 2020/2021 Premier League champions! They’ve been dominating the league all season long and it’s finally paid off. This is their fifth Premier League title in ten years, cementing their place as one of England’s top teams. Congrats to Man City on their well-deserved victory.