For the last 365 days, the Premier League has been a two-horse race; Manchester City, Liverpool, and everyone else.
Sunday marked the one-year point since anyone other than Man City or Liverpool had at least a share of first place in the Premier League standings. Sometimes, when we get deep in analysis and discussion about the incredible performances of Man City and Liverpool, it’s good to take a step back and realize just how dominant the two clubs have been.
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Man City and Liverpool of course went on to finish 1-2 in the Premier League standings, winning 32 and 30 games along the way and earning 98 and 97 points, respectively. The next closest finisher, Chelsea, had just 72 points.
Both teams have continued the strong form of last season into this year – minus a slipup by Man City at Norwich City. However, the Cityzens rebounded with an incredible 8-0 win over Watford this weekend. Liverpool meanwhile has won 15-straight matches and currently holds a five-point lead in the standings through six weeks of the season.
In the current state of affairs in the Premier League, it feels like the dominance of these two will continue for years to come. Chelsea’s young crop of stars looks interesting and Tottenham could challenge, but almost no one seems to be up to the level – on a game-to-game, consistent basis – of both Man City and Liverpool. So could we see another 365 days of dominance from the north and Northwest of England?
There’s no reason to say ‘why not.’