- Oct 5, 2018
You could just as easily say the reverse though, especially as you say it only takes two or three matches to affect the final table (we also lost to Hull and Southampton that season, for example). Also, we went on an eleven game unbeaten run in that season some time after the City and Chelsea match - why would that have been allowed if we were being denied from winning the league? Especially as that unbeaten run included beating City as well as Arsenal, United and Spurs.To take the most recent example- in 2013-14, we lost the title not through Gerrard’s slip and Crystanbul but by the referees robbing us in the consecutive matches against Manchester City and Chelsea over Christmas. These two matches have been debated to death on this board, so I won’t start that discussion again, but it only takes two or three matches (and only one decision in each) per season to affect the final table.
What about the other title challenges we've had since 1990?
edit - Also, what if we win the league this season? What would have changed?