Last week I wrote an article outlining five reasons why Manchester United would definitely win the Premier League title this season. It was written in the immediate aftermath of Manchester City’s damaging draw against Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool following United’s win over Fulham earlier that weekend.
Then, the gap in the title race was nine points, something which I personally believed at the time to be an insurmountable obstacle for City to overcome. This morning, many of you will be waking up to headlines along the lines of “title race over” following United’s 2-0 victory over Everton and City’s shock 3-1 slump to strugglers Southampton.
The gap is now 12 points, a yawning chasm between the two Manchester rivals.
United’s lead could even be 15 points by the end of the next round of Premier League fixtures if United see off the league’s basement side QPR and Roberto Mancini’s men slip up again to European Champions Chelsea.
Mancini recently stated the fervently anticipated derby clash on April 28th could decide the final destination of the Premier League trophy this season, but if recent results are anything to go by, City could face the ignominy of being forced to give their bitter rivals a guard of honour at Old Trafford prior to kick-off with the following proceedings being rendered nothing more than the completion of formalities.
What we want to know is this – is the Premier League title race over already, even mid-way through February? Or can the Champions rise from the ashes to shock Fergie in dramatic fashion much like they did last season?
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This article was first posted on February 11, 2013