Manchester City crowned Premier League champions after their local rivals
Manchester United were beaten by Leicester City at home.
United’s hopes of catching City were slim regardless of a positive result but a 2-1
defeat at Old Trafford confirmed it was mathematically impossible for them to win
a first league title since 2013.
City should have spent Saturday evening celebrating their title triumph but were
forced to put the champagne on ice after losing 2-1 at home to Chelsea.
But it was just a matter of when before their champion status was confirmed with
three matches to spare when Caglar Soyuncu headed home Leicester’s 66th-minute
winner at Old Trafford.
It caps a dominant decade for City who has won five titles in the last 10 years after
being pipped to the post by Liverpool last season.
It caps a remarkable month for the club who booked their spot in their first-ever
Champions League final on May 29 after knocking out Paris Saint-Germain.
For Guardiola, it is his ninth league title in his managerial career having won three
with Barcelona, three with Bayern, and three with Man City.
Speaking of City’s success, the gaffer admitted this was the most difficult one to win.
He said: “This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other. This was the
“We will always remember this season for the way that we won. I am so proud to be
the manager here and of this group of players.