The finale of the 2019/20 Premier League season is well and truly underway. There is still plenty to play for at the top of the table. Liverpool maybe five points off winning their first Premier League title in thirty years. But for their nearest challenger Manchester City, things have gotten off to a pretty good start. They have won their first two opening games impressively and are still in the running for Champions League qualification.
City kicked off the final stages of the season with a 2–0 win over Arsenal on the 17th June. Then they hosted Burnley on the 22nd June in a game that they ran riot and won with a comfortable 5-0 victory.
However, in the coming weeks. Manchester is going to face some stern examinations if they are to add to the silverware at the City of Manchester Stadium for this season – remember, City picked up the EFL Cup back in March when they beat Aston Villa to retain the trophy. Although the hunt for the league is dead, there is still a cup treble up for grabs for Man City.
Manchester City still has a FA Cup quarter-final to play against Newcastle United on the 28th June. Nevertheless, City is in a fight for the FA Cup. Manchester United, Leicester City, Arsenal, Norwich City, and Sheffield United remain in the competition. It is still early, but most of these teams are showing a little bit of form – it’s not going to be easy.
Then there is the prospect of playing Real Madrid in the Champions League when it returns. City will be going into the game with a 2-1 victory from the first leg in Madrid. City showed class, guile, and grit to get the win against Real. The two goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus could prove invaluable if Manchester City is to progress in the coming weeks.
Despite their league position, there is one player who has made a big difference to Manchester City this season and that is the De Bruyne. He has made the difference in every way; he has been the league’s outstanding player. In terms of assists, completed passes, shots on target, passes in the opposing half, and work rate – a no other player touches him. He will be a key player if City is to move forward in the remaining fixtures.
It’s going to be an interesting run-in for Manchester City – made more difficult with the recent injury to top goalscorer Sergio Aguero. In their final league fixtures, they still must face Liverpool and four teams that are fighting relegation – a bit of a mixed bag.
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