EPL Wrap: Man City Confirmed Champions, Leicester's Top 4 Boost

EPL Wrap: Man City Confirmed Champions, Leicester's Top 4 Boost Photo: TT
Manchester City supporters celebrate outside the Etihad Stadium in Manchester

Manchester City have officially been crowned English champions for the third time in four years after Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City on Tuesday.

Second-placed Manchester United’s defeat means Manchester City holds an unassailable 10-point lead with three games to play, confirming them as champions.

City’s manager Pep Guardiola said this title, which was his third in charge of the club, was their “hardest one” yet.

“This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other,” Guardiola said. “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.”

Manchester United fielded a second-string side amid a flurry of fixtures from their Europa League run and postponed fixture against Liverpool.

Leicester scored goals from Luke Thomas and Caglar Soyuncu, sandwiched by a Mason Greenwood strike.

The result is significant in the top four race, firming up Leicester’s grip on a top four spot while denting the aspirations of fifth-placed West Ham and sixth-placed Liverpool.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers said: “Its an extremely important win for us. Its huge.

“Were at 66 points now, which is what two of the sides that finished in there last season got.

“Its a big step but there are still two games to go and the teams are still chasing us, so we still have work to do.”

Ben somerford
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