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The End is Near

By | 11th May 2009

united-win-the-titleFear not, I’m not talking about the year 2012 and the world is not ending. It’s just the Barclays Premier League 2008/09 season that is ending. Football fans around the world have watched the drama unfold since August, and now in May we can finally see the goal at the end of the players’ tunnel.

The relegation battle is still rumbling on at the bottom of the table, and the race for seventh is just reaching top gear, but at the top of the table the dust is finally beginning to settle. Arsenal’s early season woes haven’t completely erased, but Aston Villa’s poor run of form has gifted Arsene Wenger’s side fourth place. Chelsea have been playing well, but it looks like too little too late for the side that will finish in third.

The only thing at the top that we’ve been questioning all year is the race for the title (for the sake of this article, I’ll put aside the fact that I’ve been writing Liverpool off all season). Following Manchester United’s 2-0 derby win over Manchester City, it appears that the race at the top is finally nearing the end.

United are now four points away from clinching a third straight Premier League crown with three Premiership games remaining. The midweek fixture against Wigan is a probable three points for the Red Devils, meaning a draw against Arsenal at Old Trafford or a draw against Hull City on the last day of the season will end all of the drama at the top.

Three straight titles shows that United is doing something right, but who will be the team that can genuinely challenge the Red Devils next season? Chelsea and Liverpool are both in with a shout, but recently both have stuttered over the finish line. Let’s just hope that next season has all of the same drama that the 2008/09 season offered.

Will United win the title before Liverpool even kick a ball again? Have your say in the comments section below!

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  1. Zain Alvi says:

    I am sure Liverpool have been kicking balls during their practice sessions ;)

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