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The title race is set to go right down to the wire on the final day, with both Manchester clubs in with a chance of winning it, making this one of the greatest seasons ever

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This year's Premier League title race between Manchester United and rivals Manchester City will be decided on the final day of the season in what will ultimately go down as the most keenly-fought and closest battle in the top flight's recent history, but has it been the greatest season ever overall?

The Manchester duopoly have traded mighty blows throughout the campaign as both sides have surrendered the initiative time and time again, while at the other end of the table, there is still the small matter of a relegation place between QPR and Bolton still to be decided.

This is not to mention the high scoring games throughout the season, the excellent signings such as Papiss Cisse and Sergio Aguero, and the intriguing race for the Champions League qualification spots between the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle and Chelsea.

However, this season does face some stiff competition from the campaigns gone before. The 2007-08 title race between Manchester United and Guus Hiddink's Chelsea was a close-run sprint which included a tightly-congested relegation battle between Bolton, Fulham, Reading and Sunderland.

'The Invincibles' side of 2003-04, where Arsene Wenger's sublime Arsenal team went an entire season unbeaten is also worthy of contention, as is the title that Sir Alex's charges won in 1998-99 in the first trophy of a momentous treble.

Looking back through the years, and the 1997-98 season is one that sticks in the mind for being Wenger's first title win, pipping United to the post by the just the one point, while Everton managed to survive by the skin of their teeth on the final day courtesy of a Gareth Farrelly howitzer.

Going even further back, the enthralling race for the league crown in 1995-96 saw Newcastle throw away a huge lead at the top of the table under Kevin Keegan, and brought now infamous games such as Liverpool 4-3 Newcastle and the Magpies' 5-0 hammering of Sir Alex's United.

The 1994-95 season saw an Alan Shearer-inspired Blackburn side dethrone Manchester United at the top of the table in what was the final year featuring 22 sides inside the top tier, with established clubs such as Crystal Palace and Ipswich dropping down.

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So which will go down as the greatest ever Premier League season? Has this year topped the lot in terms of twists, turns and excitement? Or do we have to take a trip to the past to find the top flight at its best? Let us know by voting in the poll, leaving a comment, and getting in touch via our Twitter or Facebook.

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