If just less than a week ago it looked like a done deal, with Chelsea four points ahead of a desperate looking United team, it’s all different after today. Manchester came to the City of Manchester Stadium to the Manchester derby as underdogs for the first time since… no one can remember. Well, City were the better and dominants side, but after it was all said and done, Paul Scholes’ injury time header opened the title race up again, giving United a double over their city rivals, both wins coming deep in extra time.
Down south in London, another derby was played, as Tottenham became the most important team in this championship race, beating Arsenal earlier this week and beating Chelsea today (2-1), in what could have been a much bigger scoreline with Chelsea left with 10 men after John Terry was sent off. Next week, Tottenham visit United at Old Trafford. Can magic happen for a third time?
Three games to go, it’s Chelsea with 77 and Manchester United with 76. If Arsenal beat Wigan tomorrow, they’ll be back in the running with 74. What’s left? Chelsea have a home game with Stoke, an away trip to Anfield and finish off the season at home against Wigan. United have Tottenham at home, a visit to Sunderland and Stoke at home. Arsenal, besides their trip to Wigan tomorrow are left with a home game against Man City, a visit to Blackburn and finish at home in another London derby against Fulham.
Paul Scholes Goal
Jermain Defoe opener