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One Win Away: Is City a Safe Bet for the Premier League Title?

Manchester City is the overwhelming favorite to win the title in the final round of the season, while the EPL clubs will vote on whether to scrap VAR. Click here for updated Premier League odds.

Can Arsenal Pull Off the Miracle? City One Win Away From Glory

Arsenal has rarely been accused of winning ugly, but it was a charge they will joyfully accept after a 1-0 victory at Manchester United.

One Win Away: Is City a Safe Bet for the Premier League Title?
The Manchester City squad | MI News / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP

Mikel Arteta’s side was scrappy and well below its fluent best against a desperately poor United, but these were three points that meant the world to them.

Erling Haaland scored twice as Manchester City beat Tottenham 2-0 on Tuesday and moved to within one win of a record fourth-straight Premier League title.

The three-time defending champion will go into the final round of games on Sunday with a two-point lead over second-place Arsenal.

City hosts West Ham in its last league game of the season, while Arsenal is also at home against Everton.

The Citizens are yet to taste defeat at home this season and are huge betting favorites to lift the trophy on Sunday.

41 Years Later: Aston Villa Returns to the Champions League

Aston Villa is celebrating securing a long-awaited return to the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1983 after Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Tottenham.

It marks an incredible achievement for Unai Emery’s revitalized side battling relegation this time last year before the Spaniard’s arrival sparked a remarkable turnaround.

Villa can now look forward to hearing that iconic Champions League anthem at Villa Park next season as they mix it with the continent’s heavyweights once more.

The West Midlanders’ last appearance in Europe’s premier club competition came back in 1983 when they were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Juventus.

Drama at Anfield: Jurgen Klopp Says Goodbye to Liverpool

The English Premier League is heading toward a dramatic and emotional finale on Sunday, with the title race between Man City –seeking an unprecedented fourth straight top-flight championship– and Arsenal going to the wire and taking center stage on an afternoon when goals and tears usually flow.

Many of those tears will likely come at Anfield where Jurgen Klopp, the amazing German coach who has bestrode the league for nearly nine years with his heavy-metal football, takes charge of his last game at Liverpool.

Success for a manager can be measured in many ways, and Jurgen Klopp’s time at Anfield is an unmeasurable success by any count.

The numbers behind him are evidence that Liverpool under Klopp performed incredibly well against the toughest teams in arguably Europe’s toughest league. When the competition was at its best, Klopp could inspire his players to raise their game to the highest level, and the results back him up.

VAR Chaos: Will Premier League Ditch the Tech?

The Premier League faces a vote to scrap the use of video assistant referees (VAR) from next season.

All 20 member clubs will vote at their annual general meeting on June 6. The vote was triggered after Wolves formally submitted a resolution to the Premier League on Wednesday.

Wolves is not the only team aggrieved at VAR, after a fifth season of debate, scrutiny, complaints, and apologies since the technology was introduced in the 2019-20 season.

But the Premier League remains supportive of VAR, and member clubs voted in April for the introduction of semi-automated offsides from the 2024/25 season.

The league says that VAR has improved correct decisions from 82%, prior to its introduction, to 96% this season.

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Question of the Day

Who will win the title in the Premier League?

Man City goes into the final day of the season with the Premier League title in their hands but Arsenal can still stop them.
City simply needs to beat West Ham at the Etihad on Sunday to guarantee becoming the first team in English football history to win four successive top-flight titles. They are priced at -1700 to win the title.

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