Leaking goals and tears in similar amounts - nobody who witnessed the scenes from Selhurst Park Monday could not have a sense of sympathy for Liverpool as the title slipped from their grasp. David Luiz Jersey . Their misery completed 24-hours later as the Etihad was reminded yet again why, for many, Yaya Toure and not Luis Suarez is the player of the year this season. Falling at a final fence is a BPL curse which has quivered the bottom lip of even Sir Alex Ferguson previously. Most famously, 2 years ago when added time heroics ensured the name Manchester City was etched onto the famous trophy for a first time. With just West Ham standing in the way, Manchester City appear the overwhelming favourites of securing a second title in three years. Not so fast. West Ham has gatecrashed a BPL parade previously. Before the top tier of English football turned into the global juggernaut it has now become, a bus parked by West Ham in the final match of the 1994/95 season denied Manchester United the title as the teams played out a 1-1 draw. With United denied the win, it was Blackburn managed by Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish who won the league. Even after they suffered defeat at the hands of his old club on the final day of the season. After waking up this morning to the headlines he would be fired, West Hams much maligned Sam Allardyce, who just a few weeks ago witnessed his own fans turn on him following their win over Hull, will be chomping at the bit to prove his naysayers wrong and end the season on a winning note. Its not like West Ham has not got form this season when it comes to destroying the plans of top clubs. Jose Mourinho branding their football as 19th Century following a dire Stamford Bridge stalemate back in January. With the relegation places all decided and handed out to teams who believed a managerial change was needed to inject survival into their BPL life, all attention Sunday will be on the Etihad and Anfield. Brendan Rogers put his best brave face on earlier today at his pre-match press conference when he emphatically stated the title race was not over. With not a hint of irony on his face, Rodgers singled out Andy Carroll, a player he immediately discarded after taking over at Anfield in summer 2013, as Manchester Citys destroyer. Its not known if it was Rodgers who addressed the Liverpool dressing room in the aftermath of the Selhurst Park devastation. It may well have been Dr. Steven Peters the renowned psychiatrist who Steven Gerrard credited recently as saving his career following an injury the Liverpool captain suffered in 2010. Drafted in by Roy Hodgson as part of Englands backroom staff for the World Cup, Peters has been working with Liverpool since last fall. He is widely credited with the rehabilitation and rejuvenation of Luis Suarez this season. Stevens theory holds that the secret to success is in effective management of our "Inner Chimp" - that emotive part of the brain which affects our ability to make rational choices and decisions. Manuel Pellegrini likely didnt have full control of his inner chimp when he proclaimed shortly after Wednesdays Aston Villa triumph, "Of course I expect to win the title because now we are top of the table." Being top of the table has been a poisoned chalice all season long. Manchester City leapfrogging Liverpool was the 25th such change at the top since opening day last August. Arsenal has spent the longest period on top, followed by Chelsea, then Liverpool. Manchester City has spent less than two weeks at the BPL summit. Remarkably, if just for 48-hours, even David Moyes experienced top-spot euphoria. As Liverpool still has a remote chance of been crowned champions come noon hour on the east coast Sunday, very early in the morning the Premier League trophy will arrive at Anfield. En route it is not likely going to drive past the homes of Luis Suarez or Steven Gerrard. Much folly and merriment has been made of Gerrards slip allowing for Demba Ba to score Chelseas opener a fortnight ago. Video and images of which, could shadow and stalk the Liverpool captain the remainder of his playing days and after. With the curtain about to come down on a season which has had more twists and turns than a John La Carré best seller - there is no player more deserving of a winners medal than Gerrard. Even Ferguson, who we learned earlier in the season had less than complimentary words for Gerrard in his autobiography, will likely be cheering for Liverpool under his breath and that a quiet hush comes over his old noisy neighbour Sunday. 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The plea will be formally entered in court in Oakland, Calif.By winning a downhill Sunday, Lindsey Vonn matched the all-time record of 62 womens World Cup wins that Annemarie Moser-Proell of Austria set from 1970-80.During that interval of more than three decades, ski racing has drastically changed. Material has improved, courses are better prepared and the professionalized sport has become more competitive.Here is a closer look at the statistics behind Vonns and Moser-Proells shared record.ROAD TO GLORY: Vonn matched the record in her 15th season on the circuit and 332nd World Cup race. It took Moser-Proell only 11 seasons and 174 starts to get to 62 wins. Vonn has missed many races due to injury, most notably in the past two years. The American was already on 59 wins when she badly hurt her knee at the 2013 world championships.Moser-Proell also missed a full season — voluntarily. She skipped the 1975-76 season to start a pub in her native village of Kleinarl, but returned the following year. Moser-Proell reached the podium in 65 per cent of all races she competed in — compared to 32 per cent for Vonn — and her number of wins would have likely been substantially higher if she hadnt retired at age 26 after the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980.SLOW STARTER: Compared to Moser-Proell, Vonns career got off to a slow start. Moser-Proell was just under 16 when she made her World Cup debut in January 1969 at a downhill in St. Gervais, France — and finished second. She needed only seven races to record her first win in January 1970 at a giant slalom in Maribor, Slovenia.Vonn was 16 in her first race in December 2000 — a slalom in Park City, Utah. She needed 46 races for her first podium at a downhill in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy, in January 2004, and landded her maiden victory in her 61st race at Lake Louise, Alberta, in December 2004. Thiago Silva Jersey. Vonn was 20 when she won her first race; at the same age, Moser-Proell had 27 wins.DISCIPLINE MATTERS: Though they share the same total of wins, Moser-Proell is ahead of Vonn in four of the five Alpine disciplines — 36-32 in downhill, 16-3 in giant slalom, 3-2 in slalom, and 7-5 in combined events. Vonn compensates for the deficit with 20 wins in super-G, a discipline that was only introduced two years after Moser-Proell ended her career in 1980.NEXT RECORD: Apart from moving to 63 victories for the outright lead in womens World Cup wins, Vonn can chase three more records held by Moser-Proell. First, the American needs four more downhill wins to match the Austrians mark of 36. Also, Vonn has to win two more overall titles to equal Moser-Proells six. Finally, Moser-Proell is the only skier to have won five overall titles in a row, from 1971-75. Vonn has already been close to five straight overall titles. After winning three straight from 2008-2010, she was beaten by Germanys Maria Hoefl-Riesch by just three points after the last race of the season was cancelled in 2011, before winning her fourth overall in five years in 2012.FRIENDS FOREVER: Moser-Proell has always hoped her record would be broken one day. And shes glad Vonn is the one whos doing it. The two have met several times and get along well. In a recent documentary on Austrian national TV, Moser-Proell said about Vonn: I like Lindsey Vonn for her uncomplicated character. And we dont need to discuss her skiing — shes just perfect. And Vonn about Moser-Proell: Shes the greatest athlete in the history of ski racing. Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Jerseys 2020 ' ' '