On at the present time in 1990… Peter Reid’s lands a savage blow to Aston Villa’s title hopes.
What it says on the tin division
GOAL! Man Metropolis 3-1 Liverpool (Gundogan 54)
A end of indecent serenity from Ilkay Gundogan has put Metropolis 3-1 up on the Etihad. Julian Alvarez, in for the injured Erling Haaland, has performed an enormous half in all three objectives.
On at the present time in 1970… an all-British European Cup semi-final.
GOAL! Man Metropolis 2-1 Liverpool (De Bruyne 46)
Kevin De Bruyne has put Metropolis forward on the Etihad, ending off one other good transfer after simply 51 seconds of the second half. As issues stand, we have now a belter of a title race.
Barney Ronay on the title race
Premier League: Man Metropolis 1-1 Liverpool (HT)
It was all sq. after a frantic, often fractious first half on the Etihad. Mo Salah flashed Liverpool in entrance earlier than Julian Alvarez – in for the injured Erling Haaland – completed off a basic Metropolis transfer.
Alvarez’s objective was arrange by Jack Grealish, who moments earlier had charged again to the sting of his personal space to cease Salah getting his second.
Comply with the second half with Scott Murray.
Girls’s Tremendous League
The WSL leaders Manchester United gained 4-0 at Brighton within the early recreation. Leah Galton scored twice earlier than Rachel Williams and Lucia Garcia added some late gloss. It’s turning into one of many nice title races, with the Massive 4 virtually inseparable on the high.
Welcome to the start of the top. The top of one other Premier League season, that’s. The following eight weeks can be a breathless orgy of drama, hyperbole, euphoria, despair, rage and contrived punditry rows. Every Premier League workforce has between 10 and 13 video games to play earlier than the entire thing concludes on 28 Might. Extra importantly – maybe uniquely – all of them have one thing to play for.
The idea of mid-table mediocrity will probably reintroduce itself earlier than the top of Might. However proper right here, proper now, all 20 groups within the Premier League are combating for one thing: the title, a selected European place or the avoidance of Championship soccer subsequent season.
The rationale for this uncommon scenario is the cavernous hole between Aston Villa in eleventh place (38 factors, 4 behind Liverpool in sixth) and Crystal Palace in twelfth (27 factors, 4 above the underside membership Southampton). There was really an identical hole between Wolves and Villa at this stage final season, however a lot of the mid-table groups had no real looking likelihood of European soccer or relegation.
Normally by this stage, a couple of groups are drifting into what the Manchester United author Richard Kurt known as a “nihilistic nothingness”. He was speaking in regards to the 1988-89 season, when United went into a chronic funk after going out of each the title race and the FA Cup. They scored solely as soon as in 5 video games in April – and that was a Tony Adams own-goal.
All of which is a roundabout manner of claiming all immediately’s Premier League video games are essential, and all have totally different factors of curiosity. Simply don’t name any of them six-pointers, or we might fall out.
Arsenal, who’re tantalisingly near one of many second most unbelievable title victory of the Premier League period, could make it seven straight league wins by beating Leeds.
Roy Hodgson, aged 75 2/3 , is again in control of Crystal Palace for his or her recreation at house to Leicester.
Bournemouth may transfer out of the relegation locations by beating Fulham, who’re taking part in for the primary time since that spectacular lack of noggin at Previous Trafford.
Nottm Forest v Wolves is sixteenth v thirteenth, but additionally a relegation battle. Simply don’t name it a six-pointer or we might fall out.
Final, and completely not least as a result of they’re two of essentially the most spectacular groups within the league, Brighton face Brentford in a European battle, with each groups hoping to leap into the promised land of sixth place. That relies upon partly on Liverpool’s outcome within the early recreation on the Etihad.
We’ll attempt to keep watch over issues elsewhere too. Bbut don’t anticipate miracles, this isn’t a chatbot. These are immediately’s featured video games, all 3pm kick-off except said.