Manchester City are the kings of England once again.
City have won their seventh league title in the club’s history, clinching the Premier League on Tuesday night after Manchester United lost 2-1 at home against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City.
The Red Devils had to win to prevent the Citizens from being crowned as the new champions.
This is City’s fifth title since the 2011/12 campaign and have now equalled Chelsea’s record of the most league titles in the Premier League era.
Pep Guardiola’s side have won 25 of their 35 league games so far this season, with a refreshed defence led by Portugal’s Ruben Dias, only conceding 26 goals so far this season.
“This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other,” said Pep Guardiola in a club statement released on Tuesday night.
“This was the hardest one. 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.
“They are so special. 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. Every single day, they are there, fighting for success, trying always to be better. They have been so, so resilient.
“At the start of every season, the Premier League is the most important title for us. This is the one where you have to be there every three days, playing all your rivals home and away. Only by being the very best, week in week out, can you win this competition. It is a huge success.”
The trophy is City’s second of the season after winning the EFL Cup, and they’ll go for a third on the 29th of May when they face Chelsea in the final of the Uefa Champions League.
Manchester United had an opportunity to close the gap on their home town rivals with a win over Leicester, but they couldn’t get the desired results at Old Trafford.
On the other hand, the Foxes are on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League for just the second time in their history.
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