With Crystal Palace’s heroics on Monday night surely the Premier League title was signed, sealed and delivered to The Etihad Stadium. Liverpool had it all sewn up at Selhurst Park, a 3-0 lead seemingly taking them into a tight battle with Manchester City.
However the moment Damien Delaney’s speculative shot fired in to the top corner Liverpool got the shakes - and Dwight Gayle, seemingly one of the Premier League’s flop signings for this season, burst into life with a brace that handed the title to City on a platter.
But Manuel Pellegrini’s men still have to take full advantage of this offering - but on paper it seems pretty easy.
They face two home games to end the season and the opposition do not offer much in competition.
Aston Villa and West Ham both travel to The Etihad. Neither have had a great season and neither is battling relegation. This is a dead rubber to them, and in all reality they are not going to have the same motivation to perform as City.
This should be a walk in the park.
But one man who just cannot see the end of twists and turns is Gary Neville.
The Sky Sports pundit and Manchester United legend has been on the Tweet today discussing the game tonight between City and Villa and admitted his doubts on the title race being over.
City v Villa tonight. Is there another twist or will it be two standard home victories?— Gary Neville (@GNev2) May 7, 2014
People asking me what I think? It should be two standard wins and be over but. "I'm not Sure"— Gary Neville (@GNev2) May 7, 2014
But as admittedly unpredictable this season has been it is hard not to believe this is the United in Neville hoping rather than suspecting.