Premier League title race could be decided by play-off as Man City and Liverpool prepare for final day

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Premier League title race could be decided by play-off as Man City and Liverpool prepare for final day



THE winners of the Premier League could be decided by a play-off if results on the final day of the season go a certain way.
Manchester City and Liverpool are battling it out to be crowned champions as the campaign reaches the final day this Sunday.
The Premier League title could be decided by a play-off if City and Liverpool finish level on points
City know a win at Brighton would seal back-to-back titles for Pep Guardiola and his side.
But anything less than that would let Liverpool in to snatch glory if they see off Wolves at Anfield.
But in a season littered with miracle results and unlikely events, there is one set of outcomes this weekend which would leave both clubs tied on points with the exact same goal difference.
And in that event, the Premier League would have to stage a one-off winner-takes-all play-off at a neutral venue to decide who would be champions.
For that to happen, City would need to suffer a 4-0 thrashing at the Amex Stadium, with Liverpool and Wolves battling out a thrilling 4-4 draw.
If that happens, both would finish on 95 points with a goal difference of plus 65.
Crucially they would also have identical totals for goals scored and conceded, leaving no other option than a play-off to separate them.

The Premier League have already been busy working on contingency plans for the freak scenario, which is yet to have happen.
But they have come close to staging a play-off in the past – back in 1995 when Manchester United and Newcastle were battling for top spot.
It got to the stage where they had booked Wembley on two dates, and even had tickets printed to be ready to distribute immediately to the two clubs involved.
It’s the final week of the Premier League as Liverpool welcome Wolves and Manchester City take on Brighton

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