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How can Liverpool and Manchester City resort to an unprecedented playoff match in the English Premier League at the end of the season to determine the Premier League champion?
The rules of the English Premier League football championship “Premier League” stipulate that a play-off match will be used to determine the English Premier League champion if the two teams are equal in points, goal difference, goals scored and in the results of the confrontations between them.
With the league matches at both Anfield and Al-Ittihad ending in a 2-2 draw, the last element of the rules has already been confirmed.
While Manchester City managed to surpass Newcastle by five clean goals in its last match after Liverpool drew with Tottenham Hotspur with a goal each, defeat in any of its remaining matches opens the prospects for the first playoff match in the history of the Premier League.
In any case, regardless of the date of the supposed final match between the two teams, in order for a play-off to be needed, Liverpool must collect 3 more points than Man City in its remaining matches, which effectively means that defending champion Pep Guardiola needs to lose one of his matches. .
Jurgen Klopp’s men also need to score two goals more than City and reduce the goals in his net by two.
But City’s 2-1 defeat against Wolverhampton or West Ham this week, and a 1-0 win in the other game would allow Liverpool to draw exactly with Man City, scoring 4 goals without a response in the wins over Aston Villa and Southampton.
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