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Without doubt, we are living through one of the biggest stories the world has ever seen. We are living through a time that will command chapters when the history books are rewritten.
Game week 27 came to an end in the Etihad on Wednesday night as Man City strolled to a 2-0 victory over hapless West Ham. Elsewhere Man United breathed new life into their fight for the Champions League by defeating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Sheffield United and Spurs won again to close the gap on a top four spot or should I say top five? And Liverpool continued their stroll to the title with a 1-0 success over Norwich City.
So the superlatives are starting to run out for Liverpool as they reach the 70 point mark before the end of January. Their 23rd win out of 24 matches was racked up thanks to a 2-0 away success at West Ham. The massive 19 point advantage they have over their rivals leads me to say, this title race is over.
The football just keeps coming and coming. Round 17 produced another humiliating defeat for Arsenal as they were gunned down by the brilliance of Man City's Kevin De Bruyne. Liverpool increased their advantage at the top of the table thanks to a 2-0 home victory over bottom placed Watford and a slip-up by second place Leicester. Chelsea lost at home to Bournemouth and Spurs moved within four points of the Champions League spots.
So the second international break has concluded and for Mick McCarthy and Ireland fans, it was one to forget. A drab 0-0 draw against Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday was followed up by a meek 2-0 defeat in Geneva to Switzerland on Tuesday night.
Galway United are preparing for a busy weekend at Eamonn Deacy Park with two SSE Aitricity League first division fixtures at the Dyke Road venue.
It is all becoming a little clearer now that all sides have played 35 matches. Champions Man City are still keeping challengers Liverpool at arms length in the title race, Spurs and Chelsea are in pole position for the Champions League, and it is between Brighton and Cardiff who will be the final side to tumble out of the division and into the Championship.
What a week of European football; Man City and Spurs played a game for the ages which saw the London side squeeze through on away goals; Ajax rolled back the years to defeat Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in Turin; and Barcelona and Liverpool emphatically dispatched Man United and Porto respectively.
After the rollercoaster week that was the Champions League and Europa League, it is back to the normality of domestic matters.