It often takes something special to clinch English football’s most prestigious trophy – as Arsenal and Manchester City both know only too well
All eyes will be on the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday as Premier League leaders Arsenal take on reigning champions Manchester City in a clash that could well decide the final destination of the title.
The Gunners are in danger of letting an eight-point lead slip after a run of three successive draws, but that will be forgotten if they can come out on top against Pep Guardiola’s all-star City side.
The odds are stacked against Mikel Arteta’s men, though. City are hunting down their fifth title in the last six seasons, and as always, have saved their best form for the finishing stretch. Arsenal want to end their dominance, but haven’t been in this position for almost 20 years, and experience could end up being the difference between the sides.
At this stage of the season, players have the chance to write their names into the history books. A superb team performance or moment of individual brilliance can often tip the scales, and there have been so many to marvel at down the years.
So, as we edge towards a defining contest in Manchester, GOAL takes a look at the most memorable title-clinching occasions the Premier League has ever seen…