Liverpool 3-1 City | Enough to win us the lge?

What a game and what a fantastic result. I mentioned beforehand that it might come down to which team took their chances and that was pretty much how it panned out, fortunately with us being the ones who converted our chances into goals. Three of them and things of beauty they were too.

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I was thinking about rating our players but honestly I'd give them all tens with Trent, Robbo and Fabinho getting elevens. It'd be kind of boring to list that out/for people to read it. Overall the game was how we predicted, City had a lot of possession but our defending (as a team) was good enough to limit them to just one goal. Their defence on the other hand simply couldn't cope with our relentless attack. On top of that our players all rose to the occasion and to a man played brilliantly.

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As always there were a few talking points, the largest bone of contention being the T2A handball incident in our own area, which occurred I believe twenty-two seconds before Fabinho nearly broke the net with his thunderous goal at the other end. Naturally City were upset about this but overall we were deserving winners so the handball argument is kind of moot. The later alleged handball, again by Trent was not one in my view so that's a moot point also. A far more interesting consideration is will our nine point lead be enough to win the league.

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We have some stupendously good players, both Trent and Robbo were sublime yesterday and it seems like they reach new heights with every passing fixture but right throughout our team we have terrific players. In Keita and The Ox we also have additional quality options versus last season and even Lovren is playing pretty well. Gomez is there though if required and soon Matip should be back as well. Barring an injury disaster to say VVD, what could go wrong. Surely the fact we just keep on winning is no fluke. We have one of the greatest managers on the planet, superb fans both home and away and now we've taken three points from our most likely league winning rivals.

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We do of course have a long way to go. There are twenty-six Premier League matches left to play and goodness knows how many fixtures in total over the rest of the season. There's bound to be one rogue result where we have a stinker and lose. That would see us back down to a six point lead and say for example we then lose at the Etihad - what was a nine point lead is suddenly down to just three points. At that stage anything could happen. That assumes though that City don't drop any more points themselves which judging by their performance so far this season seems unlikely.

I suppose we ought not to fully discount Leicester who currently sit in second or Chelsea who are third. It would be some performance from them though to really challenge for the title this season. All things considered then one might suggest it's ours to lose.
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