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Manchester City became league champion for the fourth time in a row: – Never gets bored


Phil Foden contributed with two goals on Sunday. Photo: Dave Thompson / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 19.05.2024 19:20:59

Sport: Never before has a club won four titles in a row in the English top division. In the past, among others, Liverpool and Manchester United have taken three, but they have not managed to become historic. City scalped when they secured their 10th league title on Sunday. The supporters stormed the pitch when the final whistle went.

Before the last round of the series, the conditions were clear. If City did the job and beat West Ham, they could once again lift the trophy as proof that they have been the best in this year’s PL season.

Phil Foden, who was awarded the PL player of the year award on Saturday, scored two goals before 20 minutes had been played.

– It is difficult to put into words what we have done today. No one has won four straight before and we have made history. It is a special moment for all of us. I never get tired of winning, Foden told Sky Sports after the match.

Arsenal and Martin Ødegaard were two points behind before the last league round, but a 2-1 victory over Everton was not enough as City won. The London club were chasing their first league title in 20 years, but it was not to be this year. Ødegaard contributed with two goalscoring passes in Sunday’s victory. Afterwards, the Norwegian captain consoled his beaten teammates.

– It was difficult, but it’s fantastic. All credit to them. There have been tough contenders this year, said father Alfie Haaland to Viaplay after the match.

Haaland stopped at 27 league goals this season and became clear top scorer. Together with Ødegaard, he was nominated to be player of the year.

City will face city rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley next weekend.

After 18 minutes, the same man doubled the lead after great City play. Jérémy Doku did a good preparation and hit the ball in front of the goal. The foot had positioned itself well and wide-sided it in the net meshes.

Before the break, West Ham reduced the deficit when Mohammed Kudus scored from a beautiful brass kick. The Ghanaian tipped the ball up himself and threw himself around before hammering the ball into the net.

In the 2nd half, City continued to control the game, and after just under an hour, the light blues went a long way to securing the title when Rodri added to make it 3-1. From around 17 metres, the Spaniard put the ball down in the corner.

Afterwards, West Ham were far from another reduction, and City eventually controlled the victory. Then wild scenes of jubilation could begin.

City eventually won the league by a two point margin. Haaland had several great chances on Sunday, but Jærbuen couldn’t find the net.

Foden scored after just two minutes. The Englishman pulled himself free outside the 16-metre area and bent the ball into the far corner.

Everton surprised by taking the lead against Arsenal, but Takehiro Tomiyasu equalized before the break. The pass came from Ødegaard. Thus, there was tension again in the golden match with one round left in the season.

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