Man City took on West Ham United on Sunday in the English Premier League matchday 37. The Citizens visited the London Stadium knowing that a minimum of 4 points from 2 games(two wins or a win and a draw), would confirm their league title.
Pep Guardiola’s men failed to secure a win over West Ham. They dropped points by rescuing a come-back draw by 2-2 goals in a dramatic match against the Hammers.
Sunday’s Man City 2-2 West Ham result means that the EPL title race has taken another dramatic turn. The English Premier League title is wide open. Liverpool are drawn back to the EPL title race and the quadruple hope for the Reds are burning bright.
West Ham vs. Man City Result:
Sunday’s matchday 37 clash in the EPL between West Ham United and Manchester City ended in a 2-2 goals draw. The Citizens came back to steal a point from a 2 goals first half deficit. Riyad Mahrez’s late penalty miss forced the Blues to drop crucial points.
David Moyes’ men started the home match with a magnificent rhythm. Jarrod Bowen opened the scoring for the home side in the 24th minute. Fornals made a wonderful pass from a volley to put Bowen in the clear. Bowen rounded the goalkeeper and put it into the nets, making it 1-0 for West Ham.
Bowen scored another stunning goal right at the end of the first half to give the Hammers a crucial lead of 2-0 goals.
Manchester City responded quickly in the second half. Jack Grealish hit a volley to pull one back for the Citizens, making it 2-1 goals. Man City got another goal in the 69th minute to make it 2-2 following an unfortunate own goal by Vladimir Coufal.
Man City looked sloppy at the back with their makeshift defense. Three key defenders, Kyle Walker, John Stones, and Ruben Dias, are out due to injury for the remainder of the season. Man City made some sloppy passes in the danger zone which could punish them in this match.
In the final 10 minutes, the VAR awarded Man City a penalty after Dawson’s tackle on Gabriel Jesus in the box had gone all wrong. Riyad Mahrez took the spot kick and missed it! Man City let go of a golden opportunity to bag all three points from this match and it could turn out to be a crucial mistake in the final matchday.
The match ended in a 2-2 draw as both teams took one point.
Can Man City still win the League?
Man City can still win the EPL season 2021-2022 after dropping points against West Ham. The Citizens needed at least 4 points from the last two matches to be the English Champions. They have got one point against West Ham, meaning that a win in the last matchday (3 points) will confirm their league title.
Let’s check out the EPL Points Table after the 2-2 draw between Man City and West Ham.
The point table says that the title race is still in the hands of the Citizens. If they win the last matchday against Aston Villa, they will gather 93 points. On the other hand, Liverpool can get 6 maximum points from two matches. So, they can gather 92 points.
If Pep Guardiola’s men draw the final match, they will get 91 points. And 2 wins for Liverpool will bag them 92 points.
Long story short, Man City cannot afford drawing the final game if they keep the title race in their hands. Man City will be the English Champions if they win the next game against Aston Villa.
Man City’s Next Match
Man City’s next match will be their final match in the EPL season 2021-2022. They will host Aston Villa on Sunday, 22 May 2022, at 3:00 pm GMT, which is 4:00 pm BST.
Man City need a win to be the English Champions.
Liverpool’s Next Match
Liverpool’s next match is against Southampton in the EPL. They will play the away match against Southampton on Tuesday, 17 May 2022, at 6:45 pm GMT, which is 7:45 pm BST.
Liverpool will host their final EPL match against Wolves on Sunday, 22 May 2022, at 3:00 pm GMT, which is 4:00 pm BST.
Juergen Klopp’s men need two wins and Man City to drop points in the final matchday to win the EPL.