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The Last Time The English Football Top Flight Was This Close Was Christmas 1974

premier league title race The Last Time The English Football Top Flight Was This Close Was Christmas 1974

The last time the clubs near the top of the table of English football’s top flight were this close was Christmas 1974.

Currently, Liverpool sit atop the Premier League table on goal difference above Arsenal who have the same number of points but not as good a goal difference as the Reds. Right behind Arsenal are Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton. Any of those top five clubs are just one win away from jumping to the top of the Premier League table.

The last time the top of the table was this close was the 1974-75 season. At Christmas 1974, the first place team (Ipswich Town) were separated by just one point from seventh place team Stoke City. Sandwiched in between were familiar names such as Liverpool, Manchester City, Everton as well as West Ham and Middlesbrough.

It just goes to show how tight things are at the top of the Premier League in the most competitive EPL since the league was founded in 1992.

H/T Reddit.


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