Man City’s already faint title chances received another blow as Crystal Palace earnt a point at the Etihad, thanks to a 90th-minute own goal from Fernandinho.
That now means Liverpool sit 16 points clear at the head of the table with a game in hand, and you get the feeling that they’ll be lifting their first ever Premier League title before too long.
Meanwhile, Sheffield Utd also earnt a point to keep them in contention for European football for next season, as they sit just one point off sixth-placed Wolves.
Back-to-back defeats against the top two in the table either side of the new decade presented a challenge for Chris Wilder to try and get his men firing again and he’s done just that.
They’ve since won two of three unbeaten outings across all competitions and will be wanting to put on a better show compared to the reverse fixture at the end of last year.
However, the Blades have lost all four clashes with the top three in the table this season and interestingly, five of their six defeats in total have finished with either 1-0 or 2-0 scorelines.
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The Citizens will be hurting from that recent result hosting Palace and they’ll likely follow it up with a victory this gameweek.
Indeed, the seven previous times they’ve dropped points in the league this term they’ve responded with a victory, with these coming over Bournemouth, Watford, Palace, Chelsea, Burnley, Arsenal and Sheffield Utd themselves. They won these games by a combined score of 24-3, as well as leading at the half way mark in six.
The Blades have only once been leading at the break across their past nine matches since early December, and we therefore feel they may be given a wake-up call by this City outfit.
In fact, they were trailing at both half time and full time against Liverpool at the start of the year, while their only fixture since then against a ‘Big Six’ outfit saw Arsenal go in at the break 1-0 up.
A price of evens for Pep Guardiola’s men to take the early lead and hold onto it is worth taking.
The visitors have been ahead at the break in each of their last four on the road, even going in 4-0 up at the break when travelling to Villa Park in their last trip.
They went on to win three of those four fixtures as the one slip-up they had was when Wolves manged a monumental comeback, which we don’t believe Wilder’s men have in them.
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