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When could City win the PL title?
07 March 2018 07:51 Post ID: #620630
The following is taken from Sky Sports.

Scenario 1 - City to win title on March 31 at Everton

If Liverpool beat United on Saturday, then lose to Watford on March 17, provided City beat Stoke this Monday, it will all be set up for City to claim the title at Goodison Park on March 31.

For that to happen, City of course must beat Everton in that tea-time kick off, and hope Liverpool don't beat Crystal Palace and United don't beat Swansea earlier in the day (both also March 31).

This is because, in these scenarios, City would either be 24 or 22 points clear of United with just 21 points up for grabs for Jose Mourinho's men, and also 21 or 20 points clear of Liverpool with just 18 points for Jurgen Klopp's side to play for (due to an additional game in March against Watford on the 17th).

Scenario 2 - City to win title on April 7 against Man Utd

City can all-but win the title when they face Everton due to their superior goal difference if Scenario 1 happens BUT Liverpool beat Palace.

The same also happens if United win or draw against Liverpool, but then lose to Swansea. However, in these scenarios, mathematical confirmation would not come until the following week in the Manchester derby.

A more likely scenario comes if United win or draw at Old Trafford this Saturday, then beat Swansea on March 31, then lose at City on April 7.

Scenario 3 - City to win title after Merseyside derby result on April 8

City fans will surely want their side to be playing when the title is confirmed, but they may end up watching the Merseyside derby on April 8 with added interest.

If Liverpool beat United on Saturday, then beat Watford and Palace, they will be 18 points behind City if the leaders also continue winning, against Stoke, Everton and United.

Liverpool go to Everton the day after the Manchester derby, and anything but a victory would hand City the title.

A City title win at Wembley?

If City drop points somewhere along the line, they could end up confirming the title at Wembley against Tottenham on April 14.

All could also change if City's re-arranged fixture at home to Brighton is scheduled among these games, and the same goes for United's trip to West Ham, with the dates as yet unknown.

Of course, if City's lead narrows over the coming weeks through defeat, the celebrations will be put back further. After Spurs on April 14, City's remaining games are against Swansea (Home - April 22), West Ham (Away - April 29), Huddersfield (Home - May 5), Southampton (Away - May 13) and Brighton (Home - rearranged, TBC)


Personally, i'll be happy with Scenario 2
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07 March 2018 09:12 Post ID: #620635 - in reply to #620630
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Win it we must, and the sooner the better
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07 March 2018 12:23 Post ID: #620642 - in reply to #620630
It all does my head in.

Securing the title at home vs the rags would if course be the dream scenario but I am also sure Pep is nailing his players feet firmly to the ground and hammering home the mantra "one game at a time".
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07 March 2018 16:53 Post ID: #620653 - in reply to #620630
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During the next preseason could you do a similar 'earliest date the title can be won' please!

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