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2018-19 English Premier League all-stars


Added 05-19-19 01:31:02am EST - “England wrapped up its club soccer season today with Manchester City crushing Watford in the FA Cup final, 6-0. The victory gave City a 'triple.' It won the EPL championship, the FA Cup, and the League Cup (as I call it). In the history…” - Powerlineblog.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Powerlineblog.com: “2018-19 English Premier League all-stars”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

England wrapped up its club soccer season today with Manchester City crushing Watford in the FA Cup final, 6-0. The victory gave City a “triple.” It won the EPL championship, the FA Cup, and the League Cup (as I call it). In the history of English football, which extends back to the 19th century, this has never been accomplished before (though 20 years ago, Manchester United achieved an even more impressive triple — the EPL title, the FA Cup, and the European club championship).

City didn’t win the EPL crown easily. In fact, the title race went all the way to last day of season, with Manchester City needing to win its final match to edge Liverpool by just one point.

Although the title race went down to the last day, the key date was more than three months earlier, March 3 to be exact, when Liverpool met Everton at Goodison Park. Heading into that match, Liverpool would win the title if it prevailed in all of its remaining matches. After that day, because Everton drew with Liverpool, it was Manchester City that, if it won out, would capture the title.

Both teams did win the rest of the way. Thus, Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Everton was turning point in the title race.

For Everton fans, this is sweet payback. Earlier in the season, the two teams were headed for a 0-0 at Anfield when, with virtually no time left, the Shite scored a fluke goal in the last seconds of the match.

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