Owner of an incredible campaign in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola’s team has another parallel dispute with Liverpool to see who will be crowned English champions this season
Traumatically removed from the Champions Leagueafter taking a Real Madrid comeback in stoppage time and miss the chance to play another European finalThe Manchester City gather the pieces to try to lift the only trophy you have left in season: the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola’s team receives this Sunday (8) the Newcastleat 12:30 pm (Brasília time), at the Etihad Stadium, for the 36th round of the English Premier League. After facing Bruno Guimarães’ team, City have ahead of them in the coming weeks West Ham, Wolverhampton and Aston Villa.
Guardiola already said that, to be champion, your team will have to win every gamesince the Spaniard did not believe in the stumbling blocks of the Liverpooldirect competitor for the cup – Jürgen Klopp’s team, however, drew with Tottenham on Saturday. If indeed they manage to secure the cup, City will achieve a feat that few in the history of English football have achieved: win four national titles in the space of five years.
it just happened four times in 134 years in the country’s sport. Who inaugurated the statistics was the Aston Villachampion in 1895/96, 1896/97, 1898/99 and 1899/1900only letting go of the cup in 1897/98 for the Sheffield United.
Three decades passed until the Arsenal repeat the deed. You gunners won the Premier League in 1930/31, 1932/33, 1933/34 and 1934/35, precisely the first national titles in its history. Who prevented a five-time championship in a row was the Everton.
After Arsenal, it was Liverpool’s turn to conquer such hegemony, between the late 1970s and early 1980s. reds ended up champions in 1975/76, 1976/77, 1978/79 and 1979/80leaving only one cup for Nottingham Forest.
Spanish coach suffered along with the English team during the comeback at the Santiago Bernabéu in the Champions League semi-final
The curious thing is that Liverpool’s dominance was even greater, since, between 1976 and 1984, the club won seven of the nine championships of the first division, in addition to being runner-up in the other two editions. A complete supremacy of the then greatest English champion.
The last player to win four titles in five years has already done so in the Premier League era – and on three separate occasions. THE Manchester United achieved such sovereignty in 1992/93, 1993/94, 1995/96 and 1996/97then in 1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01 and 2002/03in addition to repeating the feat in 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2010/11. Blackburn, Arsenal and Chelsea were responsible for spoiling the red feat.
The question is whether Manchester City will be able to place themselves in such a rare story. Champion in 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2020/21Guardiola’s club dropped the cup in 2019/20 to Liverpool and now hopes the end of the story will be in their favor.
If they beat Newcastle in Manchester, City will open up a three-point lead over Liverpool, which increases their lead in the final stretch. A tie keeps the distance between them by one point, like at the beginning of the round, while a loss at home will make Klopp’s team the leader by tiebreaker.