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EPL title race: Going to the wire

The New Paper | Saw Tek Meng | Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

Liverpool's Philippe Courtinho (centre) celebrates scoring with Jon Flanagan (right) and Steven Gerrard against Manchester City during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield, April 13, 2014.

What can we glean from Liverpool's 3-2 win over Manchester City on Sunday?

Several things, but not the one that counts - where the title is headed.

Yes, the home win was crucial in keeping Liverpool in control of the three-horse race, but it is still anyone's title.

As Reds skipper Steven Gerrard put it post-match, Liverpool's most important match is the next against Norwich away. And so it will be for their two title rivals.

No team can afford to slip up in the remaining matches in the tightest race in English Premier League history.

How tight? Just one point separates the potential maximum points tally of the trio - 89 for Liverpool, 88 for City and 87 for Chelsea.

Since Liverpool and Chelsea are to play at Anfield, only one of them can get maximum points.

City will be hoping for a Chelsea win or a draw to open the door for them.

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