In a watershed moment at Goodison Park this afternoon, Nikita Jelavic scored in the 93rd minute to give Everton a well-deserved 2-0 victory over Manchester City. That was despite being down to 10 men after Pienaar was harshly sent off. Manchester City`s tenuous grip on their title which they won very luckily last year has surely been loosened to the point where Manchester United will have to lose 6 games out of the remaining 9. Whilst no doubt City fans will say that it is still mathematically possible, the rest of us know that they lost the title today at Goodison Park.
City had a number of players missing, including Aguero, Kompany and Yaya Toure, but they still had eleven internationals on display. If there was one game they really needed to win, it was today, with Manchester United playing a Reading team that is already facing relegation, lost their manager during the week and have a host of players missing, the most notable being their two goalkeepers. That means they will have a complete rookie in goal to face the likes of Van Persie, Rooney and probably Welbeck.
If Manchester United win today, and they surely will, they will be 15 points in from with 9 games left; surely an insurmountable task for anybody now to stop them taking a record breaking 2oth title. I wonder if there will still be anybody saying that this is not a good United team?