The 2018/2019 premier league season ended up with Manchester City winning one point ahead of Liverpool. The reds had just secured first premier league position yesterday after winning 4-1 against Norwich.

Raheem Sterling

Pep Guardiola is new signing to the squad has positively impacted on the huge Manchester City squad. Rodri, £63m recorded signing from La Liga (Atletico Madrid) was slotted into the midfield. He showcased optimal performance in delivering accurate and completed passes.

The full-back, Joao Cancelo was not in the first 11. He still appeared to be determined to impact positively in the match. Walker also did his best to gang down the Hammers including his assist for the opener.

The meeting between West Ham and Liverpool have always gone positively on one side with the Citizens winning all the 8 consecutive matches against the Hammers. Manchester City has managed to score 28 goals in all the 8 games and only conceding 4 goals. Therefore, today’s triumphant winning against the Hammers was not a big surprise.

The VAR

At the beginning of this season, the VAR took its part to be used during every play of the premier league just as it was used in UEFA champions league last season. VAR first controversial moment just happened towards the end of the second half.

The English international, Raheem Sterling teed up the ball to Gabriel Jesus to slot it on the net. The Manchester City fans were all celebrating until the VAR took its course. The goal was cancelled only because Sterling’s shoulder went beyond the offside line.

Just after Sterling stuck the ball into the net moment after VAR review, the fans were in a better place to celebrate because this time the goal stood. The ‘VAR’ ironic cheers dominated the field. Sterling scored the second time to give the Citizens another goal. Truly, the controversy over VAR is not likely going to end any time soon.

Sergio Aguero had to retake. Luckily , he scored the second time to give the Citizens another goal. Truly, the controversy over VAR is not likely going to end any time soon.

What next?

The 2019/2020 premier league season has started with a very high competition. The rivalries, Manchester City and Liverpool are fighting for the first position in the first game. Will Manchester City retain the league title?