City throw United a European lifeline


Well Mancunians, time to kiss and make up as you both won today. As we double-checked the rules of the league cup we remembered that the runner up does not get the European league spot if the winner is already in. Instead, that spot goes to the 6th team in the league. So, Manchester City’s 3-1 win in the Capital One Cup today against Sunderland at Wembley has activated that rule.

At this point in the season, with the top teams having 10 games left and Manchester City having 12, City look in real contention of winning the Premier League. It would be hard to envision a scenario where City could finish anything lower than 4th at this point, so they are all but guaranteed in a Champions League spot.

So now there are 2 Europa League spots with probably 3 teams in contention. Manchester United, with their current form, seem less and less likely to even catch Tottenham Hotspur in 5th place, but the chance of David Moyes’ new team catching up with his old team, Everton, is certainly a potential. Should that happen, and United finish 6th, then they will have City to thank for them making it into Europe!

Key Game: April 20th, United @ Everton