Premier League Eye Third Trophy so They Can Present Winners with Silverware

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterApril 28, 2014

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 28: BPL Trophy during the Barclays Premier League Live event on March 28 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/Getty Images for Premier League)
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Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea can all win the 2013/14 Premier League title, and most likely, all three sides will have a chance of glory on the final day—which brings up the question of how to make sure the winners get to lift the trophy.

Usually in a two-horse race, the Premier League can cope because they have two copies of the trophy at their disposal.

But the Daily Telegraph says a third contender presents a possible problem:

[The Premier League] only has two Premier League trophies at its disposal, one under the care of current champions United and one at its central London headquarters, with both having been used on the occasions when two teams have gone into the final day in title contention.

Competition sponsors Barclays has a third trophy which it uses for promotional purposes but it was not certain on Monday whether this would be available for what is on course to be a three-horse climax unprecedented in the competition’s 21-year history.

On the May 11 finale, Chelsea are away at Cardiff, Manchester City host West Ham and Liverpool welcome Newcastle.

Getting the third trophy could be far easier than a helicopter jersey across northwest England and Wales...