Four Sets Of Results Would Lead To A Manchester City And Liverpool Title Play-Off

The Premier League is just two rounds of games from finishing for the season with the title race still well and truly on and there's still four sets of results that would mean Manchester City and Liverpool playing a play-off.

With just two games left of the Premier League season the race to be crowned champion is still on, something we've not been able to say for a few seasons now.

Liverpool trail Manchester City by just a point and Jurgen Klopp's side show no signs of letting up and handing a second straight title to Pep Guardiola's record breaking City side.

Klopp knows one slip up would be the end of their race as a loss to Newcastle United on Saturday and a win for City over Leicester City on Monday would be the end of it.

More likely is the race going to the final day when Liverpool host top six killers Wolves and City travel to face Brighton, who may still be fighting for their Premier League future.

However there are still four sets of results that will mean the title goes down to a play off between the two clubs battling at the top, as per BBC Sport, and some of them aren't that far fetched:

Liverpool win 5-0 and lose 2-1 AND Man City draw both games 0-0

Liverpool win 4-0 and draw 3-3 AND Man City win 1-0 and lose 1-0

Liverpool draw both games 3-3 AND Man City draw 0-0 and lose 4-0

Liverpool draw 3-3 and lose 4-3 AND Man City lose 3-0 and lose 2-0

Will City be celebrating their first back-to-back titles? Image: PA Images
Will City be celebrating their first back-to-back titles? Image: PA Images

The Reds' love of attacking and occasional lapses in defence makes me think that for them a 5-0 win and 2-1 loss is possible and City have struggled to score big on occasions so a couple of 0-0s aren't out of the question.

Of course City are used to winning the title in tight circumstances as they did in 2011/12 on goal difference to Manchester United, thanks to Sergio Aguero's injury time winner.

Scenes after Aguero's last minute goal. Image: PA Images
Scenes after Aguero's last minute goal. Image: PA Images

A play-off between the two clubs would be the ultimate way to split one of the tightest title races in recent years, anywhere in Europe's top five leagues.

Guardiola and Klopp will both be hoping to avoid the one off game but it would be the ultimate way to decide the title for all the neutrals.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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