Manchester City are the champions of England yet again as they won the Premier League on the final day. The sight of Vincent Kompany lifting the Premier League trophy at the Amex Stadium was a pleasant sight for everyone connected to Man City. However, they did not have it their own way this time around. Last season, they won the title at a canter but this season it was a different ball game.
Liverpool were the closest challengers to Man City, in the final weeks of the season it was like a game of chase and one team was waiting for the other team to slip up but unfortunately both teams kept on winning and winning all the way to the last day of the season. It all came down to it, the last day of the season and both Liverpool and Man City went into it, knowing that 3 points is all they would need. For the best part of 15 minutes, Liverpool were champions but Man City recovered from going a goal down to win 4-1 and retain their trophy.
During the season, we had seen so many high end games with a lot of drama, surprises and quality entertainment. If you were to look at it, you could say that Man City won the title when they beat Liverpool 2-1 at the start of the year and also the game against Leicester where Kompany struck a thunderbolt into the top corner to hand City the advantage. Both Man City and Liverpool have set the standard this season and you wouldn’t bet against either one of them winning the league next season.
The race for the Top 4 was one that Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United were involved In and towards the closing weeks of the season, none of those teams had a clear run at the top 4 but we soon got our answer as Man Utd and Arsenal both fell short so it was down to Chelsea and Tottenham to complete the top 4 and qualify for the Champions League. Before then, it looked as if Chelsea wouldn’t qualify as they had a somewhat indifferent turn of form but they took advantage where it mattered. Manchester United were in pole position heading into the closing weeks but they went into a long losing streak which saw them lose ground and fell short and will have to make do with the Europa League.
Down at the bottom, the relegation scrap at one stage involved 7 teams and no one was safe but as the weeks went on, Huddersfield and Fulham were the first ones to go down which left Cardiff and Brighton to fight it out. At the end it was Brighton who stayed up and survived so Cardiff joined Fulham and Huddersfield in being relegated to the Championship.
The 2018/2019 season has been an amazing season and we are very much looking forward to the new season.