The ‘Super Sunday’ has almost delivered its verdict on who will eventually lift the title next weekend. Liverpool-Chelsea was a game which was not too convincing, which the commentators (french ones) qualified as a “non-match”, but which saw the Blues take away a vital win, while Sunderland-ManUtd was a match with real pace from both sides, but Man Utd got away with a hard-battled 0-1 win, and keeps the suspense till next weekend, the final day of the season.
Mr. Liverpool, Gerrard, gifted Drogba a goal which proved to be the turning point of the match opposing Liverpool and Chelsea on the 33rd minute as his back-pass towards Reina was collected by Drogba on the edge of the box, and the striker rounded the keeper to slot home easily, a goal which puts him on the same number scored by Rooney.
In the second half, Lampard sealed the win for the Blues on the 54th minute, and at that point Chelsea were 4 points clear off Man Utd. For once Anfield was very quiet, except for the Chelsea fans celebrating, and rightly so. Liverpool in the end did not do any favor to the Blues, whatever other fans may say, the Blues were just too good this season as they completely outplayed most of the teams they faced in the league.
Manchester United kicked off away at Sunderland a few minutes after that game, and a 28th minute goal by Nani was enough to secure the 3 points in the end, although Berbaflop once again was up to his new reputation as he missed three clear chances to score, proving its may be time to be offloaded somewhere else. United had to held on in the closing minutes as Sunderland never gave up the hope of finding an equalizer, which fortunately for the Red Devils never came.
This win meant the Red Devils came back 1 point behind the Blues, and the last game next weekend will decide the fate of who will be champions, although Chelsea are the favorites, and deserve to win. Chelsea will face Wigan, and given the former’s current form, a large scoreline could well be predicted in their favor, while Man Utd will face Stoke, and unless Wigan manages an upset at Stamford Bridge, while United win, only then will the Red Devils be crowned champions, else they will have to take a bow this time and let Chelsea take the title… 😈
Another major event which occurred this week was Fulham’s qualification against Hamburg for the Europa League final, their first one ever in a UEFA competition, a feat in itself given the limited budget and squad members for this team, but all credits to them as they played with passion to get there, and will face Athletico Madrid, who saw off Liverpool on away goals to qualify.