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Premier League serves up most dramatic ending yet!
The Barclays Premier League served up what can only be described as the most dramatic ending of all, on Sunday afternoon. At one point in injury time at the Etihad, Manchester City were 33 to 1 to win the title, at another, QPR were relegated and Bolon were staying up. Manchester United thought they were champions, Tottenham were in third place, Arsenal in fourth! It really was, crazy, ridiculous, absurd even. You couldn’t have written a better script. The Premier League put on a feast which left all football fans in no doubt that it’s still the most exciting league in world football.
As the final whistles rang out around the grounds, Manchester City were crowned Champions for the first time in 44 years. Manchester United settled for second, with Arsenal and Tottenham securing third and fourth place respectively. At the bottom of the table, Bolton joined the already doomed Wolves and Blackburn by being relegated to the Championship after a 2-2 draw with Stoke.
It was a day of pure emotion for Manchester City. Having trailed neighbours United by 8 points, they were on the verge of throwing the title away after clawing back the gap to lead United on goal difference going into the final day. Late goals by Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero secured a 3-2 victory over QPR, who perhaps ‘switched off’ – according to boss Mark Hughes – after learning that they were still going to be a Premier League club just before they conceded the third City goal.
Then, there was Joey Barton. The mad man of the Premier League was unapologetic and unbelievable in his quest to take a City player with him, after being shown the red card for an elbow on Carlos Tevez and a knee in Sergio Aguero’s back. Then there was an attempted headbutt on Vincent Kompany. Barton failed to succeed in this quest to get a City player dismissed, then tweeted about his antics saying that God loves a trier! Shocking!
As the dust settles on the dramatic last Sunday of the season, English Premier League football is the subject on everbody’s lips. And while we’ll have to wait until August before the 2012 / 2013 campaign begins, well be reporting on all the transfer rumours and mutterings over the next few months. After such a dramatic end to a Premier League season, with fans split by rivalry, it’ll be nice to see fans pulling together as one to follow England in the European Championships. Pubs, bars, households and whole cities will be wearing the white and red with pride, before the attention turns to the Premier League again. Gosh, we are spoilt at times!
Enjoy the summer everyone!