CHIEF SPORTS WRITER MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE ETIHAD: Vito Mannone fumbled horribly and the stadium celebrated as if disaster had been averted — but a quick look at the league table will soon dissuade the sky blue faithful of that misconception. There are now two teams who need to win all their games to take the title. Neither of them is Manchester City.
The highest paid footballers on the planet have truly ruined their season. You’ve got to admit that Mourinho’s mind games on City has worked rather brilliantly. It’s the Liverpool vs Chelsea game that is the real decider.