English Premier League season recap

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by Real Bookies - 4/19/2021 2:47 PM Share

For a few weeks, it seemed that we could have a big surprise in the Premier League , and that Manchester United was about to have a real chance to become Premier League's champion for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson left the team, quite a few years ago already. The 2012-2013 season was the last in which the Red Devils were able to shine, but it has all been downhill since then.

The league's mow winning team ever has hit a rough spot and they haven't been able to come out of it yet, but it's not all bad news, as the team has finally found a new identity under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's management, and they are in a solid second place in the league right now, and fighting for a UEFA Europa League title, installed in the quarterfinals.

Four different teams have been able to lift the Premier League's title since Alex Ferguson retired, Manchester City has done it three times, Chelsea did it twice, Leicester City shocked the world against all odds in the 2015-2016 season, and Liverpool got their first Premier League title ever last season, and their first league title since 1990, when the league was still called the English Football League First Division. Remember, it was not until 1992 that the tournament was named Premier League.

How is the Premier League's table looking right now?

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City is close to getting their seventh overall league title, 5 th in the last decade, and fourth since Alex Ferguson left Manchester United.

It was a close race during the first half of the season, but the Citizens lead by 14 points right now after 31 games played, one more than the rest, and it seems unlikely that any team in the league can make them lose that big advantage. They have won 23 of their 31 games so far, tied 5 and lost only 3 games so far this season, scoring a grand total of 66 goals, while allowing their opponents to score only 21 times. They are definitely in great shape, and it's just a matter of time until we see them celebrating again.

This is how things look so far:

1. Manchester City, 74 points, +45 goal differential.

2. Manchester United, 60 points, +25.

3. Leicester City, 56 points, +19.

4. Chelsea, 51 points, +16.

5. Tottenham, 49 points, +19.

6. Liverpool, 49 points, +15.

7. West Ham United, 49 points, +10.

8. Everton, 46 points, +3.

There are still quite a few games to be played, and we'll enjoy them for sure, but they will hardly change the course of the season. What will be interesting to follow in these final games of the season, is who will finish in Champions League and Europa League positions.

So far in the season, Tottenham's Harry Kane leads all goal scorers with a total of 19 of his own, followed by 18 scored by Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, and 16 by Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes.

Who's your favorite to take home the trophy at the end of the season?

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