Manchester United beat Everton Four-Zero at Old Trafford this afternoon.
But, in spite of making sure they fit City’s function distinction, they STILL aren’t sitting on best of the Premier League.
The Red Devils have now scored and conceded an identical quantity of targets as their fiercest opponents after 5 video games.
And that implies Pep Guardiola’s aspect are on best only as a result of their identify.
But would City win the identify if the season was once to complete now? Sorry Citizens, the solution is not any.
A couple of years in the past, there have been fears that City and Liverpool would end with the similar function distinction, identical targets scored and identical targets conceded.
But Manuel Pellegrini’s aspect ran insurrection in opposition to West Ham with two video games to head, beating them 6-Zero.
And that intended there was once little or no likelihood of a play-off sport happening.
But, had Liverpool controlled to stay alongside of them, then it would have taken position.
Premier League laws state one-off sport should be performed if groups end with an identical information.
“If at the end of the Season either the League Champions or the Clubs to be relegated or the question of qualification for other competitions cannot be determined because 2 or more Clubs are equal on points, goal difference and goals scored, the Clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding League Matches on neutral grounds, the format, timing and venue of which shall be determined by the Board,” the principles say.