The Queens Park Rangers midfielder ponders whether there are more surprises in store.
The 2013-14 Premier League title race has been one of the most hotly contested in years, and heading into the final days of the campaign, there are no fewer than three teams who can win it.
Chelsea are third in the league table with 78 points from 36 matches, two points behind both Manchester City and Liverpool. However, Manuel Pellegrini’s side are top because they have a better goal difference than the Merseyside outfit.
Just last Sunday Liverpool were in control of the title race, until they slipped up – quite literally – against Chelsea. A Steven Gerrard howler allowed Demba Ba to give the Blues the lead at Anfield, and Willian ascertained the points with an injury-time strike.
Later on in the day City eased past Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park 2-0 to put themselves in pole position for their first championship triumph since 2012. There were suggestions that the Manchester outfit could stutter against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, but they came through that encounter on top, winning 3-2 on Merseyside.
Joey Barton has been closely following the Premier League title race and was watching Saturday’s game between the Toffees and their visitors from Eastlands. The Queens Park Rangers midfielder, who played for City between 2002 and 2007, frequents social networking site Twitter, and after the match posted a question that will be on every Premier League football fans’ lips until next weekend.
Title slips from Liverpool's grasp and into the hands of Man City. Does anyone expect a few twists and turns in last two matches?— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 3, 2014
That’s the ultimate question that fans of English football will be debating, discussing and arguing for the next seven or so days. The answer will be revealed only on Sunday, May 11.
Happy debating until then!