Football Manager 2020 simulates Premier League title winner – Liverpool or Man City? | Football | Sport
Football Manager 2020 is edging closer to its full release, with some players having access to the game’s beta version ahead of the release date.
The video game’s extensive database has been used to simulate the Premier League season, resulting in a big shock.
Both Liverpool and Manchester City are currently competing for the Premier League title this season, but one team only managed to finish fourth in the Football Manager season.
City cruised to their third consecutive title, while Liverpool finished 20 points behind the champions… in fourth.
Pep Guardiola’s team amassed 95 points during the campaign, winning 30 matches, drawing five and losing three.
The Citizens won all of their opening 12 fixtures to the season, before drawing against Liverpool at Anfield on November 30.
The quickly dropped more points after losing to Manchester United at Old Trafford, and then drawing at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.
Shock away defeats against Everton and Wolves before the end of March didn’t come back to haunt City, as the coasted to the league title at the end of May, despite drawing three of their last five games.
Liverpool, meanwhile, lost seven times throughout the season and only won 22 matches.
They had a dreadful start to the campaign, only winning four of their first nine matches.
Crucially, they lost to City at the Etihad in April, after Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal in a 1-0 win.
The Reds’ goals were shared amount Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, with 16, 15 and 13 goals, respectively.
But, they were still well behind top goalscorer Sergio Aguero, with his tally of 24.
Meanwhile, United managed to claw their way to second place in the table, finishing 14 points behind eventual champions City.
Arsenal finished in third, with Chelsea ending up in fifth, and Spurs in sixth.
Aston Villa secured a place in the EURO Cup [Europa League], after winning their final five matches of the season.