THE BALL – Fight between Man. City and Liverpool: a massive final could be necessary (England)

At the entrance to the home stretch of the Premier League, Manchester City and Liverpool are practically glued to the top of the table. You citizens have a slight advantage after Liverpool’s draw against Tottenham.

After being eliminated in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola’s men are betting everything on the revalidation of the title. Liverpool, on the other hand, are having a more complicated last part of the season. You red are on several fronts: Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

However, the fight for the English title is more than open. Manchester City and Liverpool are having such a similar season in the English league that they may have to decide the title in a final.

In the event of a tie on points, the champion will be the one with the better goal difference. Otherwise, whoever has the most goals scored will have the party. The next tiebreaker would be the club with the best results in the direct confrontation and who had scored the most away goals in matches against each other.

At that point, when there are two games left, both teams have the same points (City has one game less) and the same goals scored. The difference is in the goals conceded. Guardiola’s side have conceded three fewer goals so far. In matches against each other, at Anfield and the Etihad, Manchester City and Liverpool drew 2-2.

In short, Manchester City and Liverpool could end the Premier League with exactly the same points, goals scored and conceded and with a head-to-head matchup that doesn’t lean towards either side.

In this case, according to Premier League regulations, red and citizens they should play a game, on neutral ground, to decide the champion.

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