Luis Suarez

At the risk of having this page bookmarked and widely ridiculed on Sunday evening, it would appear that what was originally billed to be the most thrilling day in Premier League history is edging towards a rather straight-forward conclusion.

Manchester City need just a point against West Ham United to seal a triumphant second league title in three years, while Liverpool need the Hammers to spoil the party at the Etihad to keep their hopes of a first title in 24 years alive.

At the beginning of April it was conceivable that every team from 12<sup>th downwards could be embroiled in a frantic final day scrap for survival. But now, barring a win via a new English football record scoreline against Arsenal, Norwich will join Fulham and Cardiff on their way to the Championship.

So aside from a Hammers miracle in Manchester, what else can we keep our eye out for?

Luis Suarez's Golden Boot

The Uruguayan has been inundated with individual accolades in recent weeks having claimed the PFA Players' Player of the Year and Football Writers' Player of the Year Award in addition to the clubs' honour, but there is one still out of his reach.

His current league tally stands at a phenomenal 31 goals in 32 games, and last month the striker looked certain to surpass the record tally of 35 shared by Andy Cole and Alan Shearer. But a return of just three goals in his last seven games has slightly derailed that ambition.

However, against a Newcastle United side who have conceded 17 goals in their last seven games, you wouldn't but it past the former Ajax man to at least equal the record on Sunday.

Manchester City's Goal Bonanza

Manchester City's free-scoring Premier League season has already seen them hit the 100-goal mark courtesy of Yaya Toure's magnificent individual effort against Aston Villa.

A win over West Ham United will see them secure the title, but a repeat of their earlier meetings with the Hammers could see them surpass the current record for a Premier League haul set by Chelsea when they netted 103 in the 2009/10 season.

Sam Allardyce's side conceded six without reply on their last visit to the Etihad in a Capital One Cup game in January and conceded three in both their cup and league meeting at Upton Park.

Liverpool will also have their eye on surpassing Chelsea's tally with the Reds currently on 99 league goals.

Ryan Giggs' quest for a Premier League goal

After Ryan Giggs replaced young Tom Lawrence after 70 minutes in the win over Hull City on Tuesday, the Old Trafford crowd was simply baying for a goal from their interim manager.

Party pooper Eldin Jakupovic denied the Welshman with a fine free-kick save, but should he decide to ditch the suit again against Southampton on Sunday Giggs will stand a chance of maintaining his remarkable record of having scored in every Premier League season since its inception.

Given that Sunday could very well be his last opportunity to take the field as a Manchester United player, the 40-year-old may be inclined to give himself a run out up front.

(Disg)Race for Sixth

Having seen the effect sitting out of European competition has had on Liverpool this season, fans of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are hardly clamouring to see their team clinch sixth place and Europa League spot.

The place will go to Tottenham should they avoid defeat against Aston Villa but their inferior goal difference means a loss and a United win at St Mary's will see the latter 'win' the Thursday night trip booby prize.

With the two clubs in dire need of a season of rebuilding, both could do without trips to the likes of HNK Rijeka, Budapest Honvéd or FC Chornomorets Odesa next season.