Man City crowned Premier League champions
Manchester City have won their fifth Premier League title in six seasons after Arsenal lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, leaving them four points behind with only one game left to play.
Pep Guardiola’s men spent much of the campaign chasing the Gunners but dealt a telling blow when beating the Gunners 4-1 at the Etihad last month.
Norwegian sensation Erling Haaland’s record-breaking goal tally has fired the Citizens to the summit, with City also in contention for a maiden Treble.
Guardiola spoke of the support from the fans as a deciding factor in their triumph this season.
He said: “Our amazing fans have been with us every single step of the way. Without their amazing backing I don’t think there is any way we would have been able to achieve what we have done these past six seasons.
“Their passion and support have been so important and inspirational for us all. Hopefully winning the Premier League title again is a fitting way for us to say thank you to our fans.”
Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan was a key figure during the run-in for his side and praised the entire team behind the push for a third consecutive title.
He said: “To have helped the Club win a third straight Premier League title is something very special.
“The Premier League is without doubt the most demanding and competitive league in the world so that tells you everything about what an achievement this is.
“I would also like to thank Pep, all the backroom staff and everyone who works across this football club. Every single day they help provide us as players with everything we need in order to try to be successful. There is no way we could have won this title without all their support.
“To have won this trophy three times in a row and five times in six years is incredible. That quality and consistency helps sum up what Manchester City stand for and ensures the Club will continue to strive for success going forward.
“It has been a season I will never forget.”
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