Title permutations as battle goes to final day

The Premier League title race will go to the final day and Manchester City will hold the advantage.

Pep Guardiola’s side recorded a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday evening to finally overtake Arsenal after fulfilling their game in hand. The Citizens take just a two-point advantage into Sunday’s Premier League finale with both teams hoping to be crowned champions.

Erling Haaland’s second half brace ensured Spurs were unable to do their north London rivals a favour in their penultimate game of 2023/24 season. The result means City will be big favourites to record a fourth Premier League title in a row and become the first team in the division to do so.

Guardiola’s side will go into their match against West Ham on Sunday knowing they need to claim three points to guarantee they lift the title at the Etihad Stadium. Arsenal face Everton at the Emirates in the knowledge they only stand a chance with a win.

For many, a City title win will seem inevitable but plenty of twists and turns could remain over the course of 90 minutes. The Premier League could yet be decided by goal difference.

Mirror Football takes a look at how the weekend’s results could impact the teams at the top.

Manchester City win

A win and there’s nothing to worry about for City. They will celebrate a Premier League record fourth title win.

Arsenal loss

It goes without saying that defeat to the Toffees will leave Arsenal in second place.

City draw and Arsenal win

Both teams would finish the season on 89 points. With Arsenal already seeing an advantage on goal difference, that would only be extended with a win and Arsenal would become Premier League champions.

City draw and Arsenal draw

That would see the two-point gap remain and City would be named Premier League champions.

City lose and Arsenal win

Defeat for Man City would provide the Gunners with an opportunity to capitalise. A victory against Everton would place Arsenal on 89 points and one point ahead of their rivals and see them lifting the trophy.

City lose and Arsenal draw

This combination would see Arsenal miss out on the title by just one point and City would be crowned champions – Mirror

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *