Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday April 14 2010
Calling Blues, Whites, Reds and Villains again. The game looks to be up for Liverpool and Villa so it's City and Spurs to the death for that Champions League Holy Grail..!
The Reds look to have settled for a shot at Europa League glory whereas Villa appear to have once again run out of steam at the business end of the season.
Meanwhile, Spurs bizarre FA Cup defeat to Portsmouth means they can now focus on slugging it out with City to be the side that finally breaks 'The Big Four's' monopoly.
City's sensational run of form has been countered with Spurs being full value for the control they exerted over a toothless and indecisive Arsenal at White Hart Lane.
Shrewd City gaffer Roberto Mancini was at the game and looked suavely impassive as Spurs turned up the heat on The Citizens.
On that evidence and the atmosphere the Spurs fans generated, surely they will fancy their chances next up, again at home, against a Chelsea side who struggled to overcome Bolton this week.
City now face their own derby and it's set up to be a humdinger with The Blues eager for revenge over the 97th minute league defeat last September and the injury time League Cup exit, both at the swamp.
Despite what many hacks have typed all week, this race is not done and dusted by a long shot and City and Spurs' 5th May clash at Eastlands has D-Day written all over it!
And in a sensational twist, City and Spurs are about to have a say in who the Premier League champions are going to be!
Lord have mercy.
Table on 19th March 2010:
4th Spurs P 29, Pts 52, GD 25, GS 53
5th Liverpool P 30, Pts 51, GD 19, GS 49
6th Man City P 28, Pts 50, GD 17, GS 53
7th Aston Villa P 28 Pts 49, GD 17, GS 39
Table on 31st March 2010:
4th Spurs P 31, Pts 58, GD 28, GS 57
5th Man City P 31, Pts 56, GD 19, GS 58
6th Liverpool P 32, Pts 54, GD 21, GS 53
7th Aston Villa P 31, Pts 51, GD 11, GS 43
Table on 7th April 2010:
4th Man City P 32, Pts 59, GD 24, GS 64
5th Spurs P 32, Pts 58, GD 26, GS 58
6th Liverpool P 33, Pts 55, GD 21, GS 54
7th Aston Villa P 32, Pts 54, GD 12, GS 44
Table on 14th April 2010:
4th Man City P 33, Pts 62, GD 28, GS 69
5th Spurs P 33, Pts 61, GD 27, GS 60
6th Liverpool P 34, Pts 56, GD 21, GS 54
7th Aston Villa P 33, Pts 55, GD 12, GS 46
RACE FOUR THE PRIZE 2010 FIXTURES UPDATE
17 Apr Home Chelsea
25 Apr Away Man Utd
01 May Home Bolton
05 May Away Man City
09 May Away Burnley
19 Apr Home West Ham
22 Apr Away Atletico Madrid
24 Apr Away Burnley
29 Apr Home Atletico Madrid
01 May Home Chelsea
09 May Away Hull
17 Apr Home Man United
24 Apr Away Arsenal
01 May Home Aston Villa
05 May Home Tottenham Hotspur
09 May Away West Ham United
18 Apr Away Portsmouth
21 Apr Away Hull
25 Apr Home Birmingham
01 May Away Man City
09 May Home Blackburn
So who's your money on now? Give us a shout with your views!
Date:Wednesday April 14 2010
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