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Those in the away end at Old Trafford must have felt like they had lost a pound and found a penny when Anthony Taylor blew the final whistle yesterday.

Meanwhile, Manchester City and Arsenal fans were celebrating Liverpool’s inability to give their hated rivals United a proper stuffing despite creating a ridiculous number of chances.

A week earlier, everything was the other way round. It was Liverpool’s supporters watching with a smile as City and Arsenal played out a mind-numbing draw at the Etihad.


And with seven games to go, the only certainty is that we will get more twists and turns in this brilliant three-horse race before a winner emerges.

We are now at that funny stage of the season when fans suddenly become experts on their rival teams.

For eight months, they do not give a flying fig about any clubs other than their own.

But ask fans of City, Liverpool or Arsenal about the Premier League fixture list today and they will be supremely-versed on the remaining games of all three clubs.

You would expect Pep Guardiola’s City to rattle off nine points in their next three games against Luton, Brighton and Nottingham Forest.

And while City do not look as strong at the back as they have been, you would expect them to bag maximum points against Wolves and Fulham before hosting West Ham on the final day.

But City also have to squeeze in a rearranged fixture at Spurs, with Pep’s men having lost five straight games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before January’s 1-0 FA Cup win.

As for Liverpool, they will surely beat Crystal Palace on Sunday. Their next league game could have been awkward at Fulham but the Cottagers seem to be running out of steam.

A key match could be Wednesday, April 24 and the Reds’ short trip across Stanley Park to face Everton. No matter how bad Everton are, there’s an extra edge to a Merseyside derby.

After visiting West Ham, Liverpool face Champions League-chasing Spurs and Aston Villa in the space of six days. And, on the final day, Jurgen Klopp’s team are at home to Wolves.

Meanwhile, Arsenal seem unstoppable and look to have benefited from the pain of missing out last season. Aston Villa are at the Emirates on Sunday and their next Prem fixtures are at Wolves and home to Chelsea, which potentially could be awkward.

How the title run-ins compare

It’s going to go right down to the wire with just one point separating the top three – but how do Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City’s run-in compare?
Arsenal: Aston Villa (H), Wolves (A) Chelsea (H), Spurs (A), Bournemouth (H), Man Utd (A) and Everton (H)

Liverpool: Crystal Palace (H), Fulham (A), Everton (A), West Ham (A), Tottenham (H), Aston Villa (A), Wolves (H)

Man City: Luton (H), Brighton (A), Nottingham Forest (A), Wolves (H), Fulham (A), West Ham (H) and Tottenham (A TBC)

But the North London derby at Spurs on April 28 will be hugely important for both clubs, while Arsenal then face Bournemouth, Manchester United before hosting Everton on the last day.

We all remember the drama of a title decider on the final Sunday — but this one could be ultra-special.

Manchester City are currently in possession of the real Premier League trophy, while there is a spare which is paraded around the world.

There is also a stainless steel replica in the TV studios of Premier League Productions and that could be used if all three teams are in with a shout on Sunday, May 19.

Let’s hope that is the case. But if you look at their respective run-ins, it has to be advantage City.

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