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Remembering the three-way Premier League title races


The Premier League doesn’t constantly provide a title race, however this season we have actually been rewarded with the rarest of presents: a three-way defend the leading area.

There has actually been extremely little to different Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City this season, and with simply a number of points separating the trio of high-achieving clubs it’s anybody’s guess who will triumph in May.

This is just the 4th time in a 38-game project that 3 groups have actually contended for the title deep into the season, which seems a once-in-a-decade phenomenon. Enjoy it while it lasts – who understands when we will see another one.

The three-way Premier League title races:

1995/96

Newcastle United’s collapse was both incredible and agonising to view in genuine time. Midway through the season Kevin Keegan’s Entertainers boasted a ten-point lead over Man United, and extended that to 12 points in February. By mid-March they were level, albeit the Geordies had 2 video games in hand. In completion they ended up 4 points behind the Red Devils.

Alex Ferguson’s side, still smarting over giving up the Premier League to Blackburn a year prior, dealt considerable blows in December and March, winning 2-0 at Old Trafford and 1-0 at St James’ Park respectively. The latter is a video game they ought to have eventually won just for Peter Schmeichel taking out the efficiency of a life time.

Liverpool put themselves in the title discussion in the 2nd half of the season, before eventually fading away as they won simply 4 of their last 10 matches. But they did provide the definitive blow t Newcastle at Anfield, winning 4-3 in what has actually decreased as one of the best video games in Premier League history.

The 1995/96 project, however, is most notoriously kept in mind for Keegan’s well-known tirade survive on Sky Sports when he stated that Newcastle were “still fighting for this title” and would “love it if we beat them”.

The intense speech was available in the wake of Ferguson casting doubt on the dedication of Leeds and Nottingham Forest to attempt as tough versus Newcastle as they did Man United. Keegan took the bait, losing the mind video games before losing on the pitch.

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2001/02

On 23 April 2002, Arsenal led Liverpool by a point with Manchester United a more point back – and the Gunners went on to clinch the title in the most commanding style possible.

Arsenal were part-way through a run of 11 successive wins at that point, and would wind up with simply 3 beats throughout the season as they sealed the title by beating United at Old Trafford.

Fittingly, Arsene Wenger’s charges were curtained in gold as Sylvain Wiltord shot the north Londoners to splendor for the group’s 2nd title in 4 years.

Liverpool were runners-up while United ended up outside the leading 2 for the very first time because 1991, however they would recover to restore leading area the following season.

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2013/14

By as late as 6 May 2014, just 2 points separated Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea in the Premier League table – and yet, it’s never ever kept in mind as a 3 horse race.

That’s primarily down to the incredible nature of Liverpool’s collapse, however it’s likewise due to the fact that Chelsea entirely bottled it. Jose Mourinho’s guys were on top for 2 months directly in between February and April, however beats to a terrible Aston Villa side, Crystal Palace and Sunderland hindered their difficulty.

All the exact same, Chelsea had the greatest state in the title race, beating Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield following Steven Gerrard’s well-known slip. A 3-3 draw with Palace followed for Liverpool, in which Tony Pulis’s group originated from 3 objectives down, to successfully seal the prize for Man City.

Only 4 points separated initially from 3rd in the end. The Blues went on to win the league the following season, reducing their bottle task from the previous year, whereas Liverpool fell back into the pack as also-rans.

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