It was a night that left many believing a new English star was born. Following one of the best individual performances since the turn of the millennium –– orchestrated by Lionel Messi –– 12 months prior, Arsenal received an opportunity at retribut
He helped Manchester City to a League Cup and Premiership title this season, but 31-year-old Yaya Toure may have kicked his last ball for Manuel Pellegrini's super-rich side, all because the club failed to celebrate his birthday adequately.
With both Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho downplaying their respective side’s title hopes throughout the season, a clash at Anfield with two games remaining was destined to leave one manager within touching distance of Premier League glory.
Liverpool and Manchester City both enjoyed a spell of sheer domination in a compelling showdown at Anfield. Brendan Rodgers’ side won the first half, but Manuel Pellegrini’s substitutions sparked a comeback.
They’re title contenders. With six games remaining Liverpool’s destiny is placed in their own hands. Win all six and they’re champions. Fail to do so, and they risk missing out on their best chance of claiming the one trophy that’s eluded them.
Liverpool withstood Sunderland’s late resurgence and moved within one point of league leaders Chelsea. The hosts dominated majority of the match, but Gus Poyet’s second half changes nearly dented Liverpool’s title surge.
Steven Gerrard scored two penalties and Luis Suarez added another as Liverpool beat Manchester United in their own back yard at the Theatre of Dreams - Old Trafford - to close the gap on Premier League table-toppers Chelsea to just four points.
Just when you thought it was safe to start supporting Liverpool again, up pop Stoke to drag the fans hopes back down beneath the surface.. It's like Jaws, just without the teeth, much like the players' performances.