Premier League title race: Why Sunday April 14 will be the day when Liverpool and Manchester City’s challenges are won and lost


Premier League title race: Why Sunday April 14 will be the day when Liverpool and Manchester City’s challenges are won and lost

The Premier League title race is continuing to captivate as Liverpool and Manchester City battle it out for the crown.

Last weekend, Liverpool came from behind to secure a 3-1 win at Southampton to and go two points clear at the top of the table as Manchester City were in FA Cup action – beating Brighton 1-0 in the semi-finals.

Mohamed Salah ended his nine-game goal drought to help Liverpool win

It’s a race that will probably not be over until the final day on May 12 as both sides do not show signs of dropping many points.

However, this Sunday may well be the day where the race for the title reaches its most important point and here’s why.

Both sides play on the same afternoon with City facing a tricky test against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT, kick-off 2:05pm.

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  • Southampton vs Wolves (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Manchester United vs West Ham (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Leeds vs Sheffield Wednesday (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Wigan vs Norwich (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Crystal Palace vs Manchester City (Sunday, 2:05pm) – talkSPORT

Meanwhile Liverpool take on Chelsea, who are chasing a Champions League spot, at Anfield, kick-off 4:30pm.

In fact, when City and Liverpool were last against each other for the title in the 2013/14 season, the pendulum swung back in the Citizens’ favour when the Reds were beaten 2-0 at home to Chelsea on April 27, the game where the infamous ‘Gerrard slip’ let Demba Ba in to give the Blues the lead.

Gerrard has been hugely ridiculed for the catastrophic mistake

City then travelled to an in-form Palace and got the job done with a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure.

And Manuel Pellegrini’s City side never looked back as they went on to win their second Premier League crown.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s next fixture saw them blow a 3-0 lead at Palace to draw 3-3 and Kopite hearts were broken.

But Sunday is not pivotal in determining where the trophy is headed for only symbolic reasons.