As the players left the field exhausted Manchester City on April 8 after losing 1-0 to Arsenal, only hardcore fans they still have confidence and not until a month later, they now on the verge of winning league history.
A poor start against the Gunners, plus striker Mario Balotelli who was sent off, watching rivals, Manchester United have a big advantage at the top of the league eight points, six games remaining.
"No fighting, no title for the City that are not in earnest," commented the Daily Mirror, referring to the opinion of many that the league championship to-20 for United already in the hands of City when challenges deterioration and fading. unexpected situation occurs, which saw United just one win from four games later, to allow the City cut as leaders on goal difference after winning their precious 1-0 victory over neighbor, 30 April. No team has lost the title after leading by eight points advantage in April and Alex Ferguson must now accept the fact his team lost like horse racing at the last minute after comfortably ahead of the competition. Ferguson blamed the important decisions affecting the team, referring to the 4-4 draw against Everton 22 April last, allowing the City to close the gap to just three points. " I think the game against Everton was a murderer from us, "Ferguson said last week. "It was the worst performance in the last 10 minutes of the match. It is truly the most careless, "said Ferguson. If the City is truly the first team in the era of the English Premier League (EPL) clinch the title on goal difference this weekend, of course, the fact that Ferguson will haunt all his men.