By Chris Wright
When it comes to the Premier League title race, the fat lady has crammed her heaving bosom into her stoutest girdle and is just about to begin going through a few vocal exercises stage-left.
Obviously, they won’t be able to shore it up mathematically, but Manchester United must be well aware that a win over Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday should be enough to see them ‘effectively’ – there’s the crucial word – wrap up their 19th league title, being as they’d need a single point from their two remaining games (Blackburn away and Blackpool at home) to seal the deal.
Sir Alex, a dab-hand at ensuring his side’s finish like thoroughbreds, summed it up succinctly this very morn: “Everyone is aware of the magnitude of Sunday’s game. If we win, we should win the league.”
It’s that simple folks.
However, with their forlorn mid-season malaise slowly fading into the mists of ‘who gives a dog’s dingle, we’re a win off the top spot’, Chelsea have hauled themselves up from the relative doldrums of fourth spot to within three points of United at the top of the table – and, crucially, are currently enjoying their best run of form for what seems like an age while United fell at Arsenal last week.
Man Utd 0-1 Chelsea – all hell breaks loose as the title race is blown to smithereens/kingdom come/Narnia.