Liverpool sensationally blew their chance at a Premier League Championship tonight when they were 3-0 up after 55 minutes at Crystal Palace and because of their inferior goal difference to Man City the Reds were trying to run up the score.
Brendan Rodgers – Liverpool manager – devastated
But in what was a sensational comeback, Crystal Place scored three goals in the final 11 minutes to draw the game, and remember, having scored 28 goals before this game, Palace were the lowest scoring side in the Premier League.
It was simply unbelievable.
So Liverpool are now just one point ahead of Manchester City with one game to play against Newcastle next Sunday, and Manchester City have two games to play and two wins and even one win and a draw should see City – the best team that money can buy – win their second Premier League title in the last three seasons.
And with Crystal Palace failing to win the game, Newcastle will at the very least finish in 10th place, and Alan Pardew was at the game, and he will have seen that although the Liverpool attack is devastating, the Liverpool defense has conceded a massive 49 goals this season, and that’s their big weakness., as they proved again tonight.
You cannot make this stuff up. 😀
But this game is why the Premier League is the most popular sports league in the world – it was astonishing – and all credit to the Crystal Palace players and Tony Pulis, who were fantastic in those last 11 minutes.
Liverpool trying to increase their goal difference proved to be their downfall, and it’s easy to see what Liverpool need to do in the summer – sign some decent defenders – make that very good defenders.
As far as Newcastle are concerned and we need to sign good players in almost all positions.
If Manchester City beat Aston Villa at home on Wednesday night, then they would need only draw in their last game at home to West Ham on Sunday.
It’s also a chance for Newcastle to put in a top performance against Liverpool in our last game, but can we do it?
In a word – no.
In two words – definitely no.
But we are willing to be surprised at Anfield on Sunday, and it may take a good Newcastle result for Alan Pardew to keep his job as manager of Newcastle – a win would definitely see us finish in 9th place.
But there I go again – completley delusional. 😀