Manchester City won the Premier League title on Tuesday night in news that was greeted with a collective shrug of the shoulders.
Now there are a few reasons for that. First and most obviously, it’s been clear that they were going to win the league for quite some months now. Second, they won it thanks to the outcome of a game they weren’t involved in, which – Battles of Stamford Bridge notwithstanding – is inevitably tinged with vague anti-climax. Not every title has to be won with an AGUEROOOOOOOO, but it’s neater to be able to pinpoint a specific goal that won you the title if that goal is scored by one of your own players rather than Caglar Soyuncu.
It’s also City’s third title in four years and fifth in the last 10, so there’s no novelty. But perhaps most importantly of all, the result that clinched the title for City is one that also impacts negatively on Liverpool. It was they, not City, who were trending on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
When Liverpool won the title last season . . .