Roy Keane has delivered a significant update to his Premier League title prediction following Manchester City’s chaotic 3-3 draw against Tottenham.
The reigning champions looked to have secured all three points when Jack Grealish swept in from close range just under 10 minutes from time only for Dejan Kulusevski to mark a superb performance with a last-minute header to steal a point for Spurs.
Club captain Son Heung-min had initially given the visitors the lead at Etihad Stadium, only for him to then put a direct a Man City free-kick into his own goal just moments later. Phil Foden then put Man City into the lead with Giovani Lo Celso equalising from distance mid-way through the second half with late goals from Grealish and Kulusevski seeing the game end level.
Arsenal would have likely been delighted by their bitter rivals taking points of their main threat to the Premier League title with a three-point gap now between the two after the Gunners narrowly beat Wolves on Saturday. Man City have now drawn three consecutive games and sit third following Liverpool’s dramatic late win against Fulham which placed them second.
Many pundits understandably backed Man City in the early days of the season given their experience in those situations having won the last three titles with Keane as one of them. “I think it was probably the worst I have seen City play,” Keane admitted in September on Stick to Football podcast after Arsenal beat Man City. “They are having a difficult spell. It was a poor game.
“But Arsenal hung in there and just about deserved the win. It was poor quality but, I certainly wouldn’t be writing Manchester City off. If you look at the two league games last year, City were so far ahead. It’s definitely progress for Arsenal, but I wouldn’t change my mind of who will win the league, I will stick with City.”
However, following the latest set of results, the Manchester United legend has had a slight change of heart with a major Arsenal claim made. “I certainly wouldn’t bet against Man City, but I am starting to become doubtful about City winning that title,” he said on Sky Sports, via Daily Mail.