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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 20-22 31704312 One step away One+step+away Premier League

A long season could finally be decided this weekend – OK, make that Monday. Should Manchester City lose at Tottenham on Sunday, and Manchester United beat Aston Villa a day later then the Premier League will be back at Old Trafford after a "loan" spell at City. Sergio Aguero’s injury-time goal against QPR 12 months ago (yes, it feels like yesterday) will be just a memory – a brilliant one – but a memory.

 

This season was never going to live up to the drama of the last but there are still plenty of issues to be resolved. The battle for the remaining two Champions League spots is becoming as thrilling as a title race, and battle at the bottom is as tense as ever. Bring it on!

 

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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 20-22 31704310 Manchester United vs. Aston Villa (live, ESPN 2, Monday, 3 p.m. ET) Manchester+United+vs.+Aston+Villa+%28live%2C+ESPN+2%2C+Monday%2C+3+p.m.+ET%29 Premier League

United can win the title on Monday night – but only if City lose to Tottenham on Sunday which is a distinct possibility. The game has been slightly overshadowed by speculation surrounding the future of Wayne Rooney, who has been linked with big-spenders Paris Saint-Germain. Rooney was substituted at West Ham because, in the words of manager Alex Ferguson, he “wasn’t playing as well as Shinji (Kagawa).”

 

It’s also a significant game for Villa, who are on a roll having picked up 10 points from a possible 15 which has propelled them out of the relegation zone. Villa aren’t expected to get much from this game but they’ve got nothing to lose and they have one of the Premier League’s form players in Christian Benteke.

 

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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 20-22 31706308 Tottenham vs. Manchester City (live, FOX Soccer, Sunday, 8:30 a.m. ET) Tottenham+vs.+Manchester+City++%28live%2C+FOX+Soccer%2C+Sunday%2C+8%3A30+a.m.+ET%29 Premier League

This match should be a thriller and has plenty riding on it. The game has been given added spice by the opinion of former City striker Emmanuel Adebayor that his former club will start fighting with each other if Tottenham can get under the skin of the multi-millionaires. Of course, Adebayor has reason to bark about City after an acrimonious exit. He’ll try any trick to get an advantage for his Spurs team that still have realistic hopes of finishing third, never mind fourth.

 

Although Adebayor may not be in the starting lineup, Andre Villas-Boas could welcome back the world-beating Gareth Bale from an ankle injury. City boss Roberto Mancini, who remains resigned to finishing runner-up to United, has concerns of his own as David Silva and Sergio Aguero struggle with injuries.

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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 20-22 31706317 Liverpool vs. Chelsea (live, FOX Soccer, Sunday, 10.30 a.m. ET) Liverpool+vs.+Chelsea+%28live%2C+FOX+Soccer%2C+Sunday%2C+10.30+a.m.+ET%29 Premier League

Sunday will be an emotional day for Rafael Benitez as the Chelsea manager returns to Anfield for the first time since 2010. Determined to get one over his former club, Benitez delivered the Champions League in his first season with Liverpool and now the race is on to qualify for next season’s tournament.

 

Benitez has put finishing in the top four above winning the Europa League and of course the Blues are in the driving seat on that score. They are placed third, ahead of north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, but it’s very tight – just three points separate the Blues from fifth-placed Spurs.

 

Fernando Torres will have something to prove too although he is likely to get his chance from the bench. Ashley Cole and Gary Cahill are back in training. For Liverpool the best they can hope for is to finish above Merseyside rivals Everton as a season of transition comes to a close.

 

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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 20-22 31701721 Norwich vs. Reading (live, FOX Soccer 2 Go, Saturday, 10 a.m. ET) Norwich+vs.+Reading+%28live%2C+FOX+Soccer+2+Go%2C+Saturday%2C+10+a.m.+ET%29 Premier League

Anyone that thinks Norwich has escaped the drop needs to take another look at the Premier League table. The Canaries may look safe in 14th place but it’s the points’ column that really matters. Norwich City are just four points above the final relegation spot, and with just three points from their last six games Chris Hughton’s men are on a downward spiral.

 

Of course it couldn’t be much worse for the visitors. Rooted to the bottom of the table, the Royals decision to sack manager Brian McDermott and appoint Nigel Adkins seems to have backfired. That could all change if they win at Carrow Road.

 

Warren Barner

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Premier League 433 43 Barclays Premier League: April 20-22 31704311 Fulham vs. Arsenal (live, FOX Soccer 2 Go, Saturday, 10 a.m. ET) Fulham+vs.+Arsenal+%28live%2C+FOX+Soccer+2+Go%2C+Saturday%2C+10+a.m.+ET%29 Premier League

The battle for fourth spot is bubbling up nicely and this London derby could go a long way to help decide which team will be playing Champions League football next season. Fulham were trounced 3-0 by Chelsea last week and their home record against Arsenal is terrible to say the least.

 

The Gunners are going in search of their ninth win in 12 league visits to Craven Cottage and they have won their last two games on the road. Wenger’s men look to be building momentum at just the right time and with Fulham having little to play for, it looks like north London will prevail over their west rivals.

 

Warren Barner

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