Manchester City Clinches Premier League Title

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Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions for the third time in four seasons after second-placed rivals Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City on Tuesday at Old Trafford.

United’s defeat means City are 10 points clear with both sides having three games left to play.

City’s coronation had been delayed after Pep Guardiola’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat by Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

It is Guardiola’s third Premier League title for City in his five seasons in charge and eighth domestic honour for the club.

“This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other,” said Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola, referring to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that has seen matches played in empty stadiums.

“This was the hardest one. We will always remember this season for the way we won. I am so proud to be the manager here and of this group of players.”

“To come through this season, with all the restrictions and difficulties we’ve faced — and show the consistency we have is remarkable. It is relentless,”ย Guardiola added.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised his side for “pushing” City into the final fortnight of the season, even though they were never serious challengers.

“We have pushed Manchester City all the way, until 10-12 days left in the season and it is a very good achievement because they are a very good team,” Solskjaer said.

“They are very worthy champions. I have to say congratulations because they have played some fantastic stuff this season.”

Chidi Nwoke/Reuters.

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