Manchester United Hands The Cityzens EPL Title After Losing To Leicester

Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City fans celebrate winning the Premier League - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - May 11, 2021 A banner is seen outside the Etihad stadium after Manchester City won the Premier League Action Images via Reuters/Molly Darlington

Manchester City have been crowned champions of EPL title for the 2020-21 campaign after Manchester United lost to Leicester City.

Leicester City defeated Manchester United at the Old Trafford stadium by 1-2 which gives City to winning the EPL with three games to spare.

Pep Guardiola’s side are now 10 points ahead of second-placed United.

This will be the seventh time City have finished top of the Premier League and fifth time in 9 years.

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

“This was the hardest one. We will always remember this season for the way 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.”

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Manager Guardiola, has now won eight domestic trophies since arriving in Manchester in 2016.

He also equaled and break the EPL title records of the self acclaimed “SPECIAL ONE”, Jose Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho who had two spells at Chelsea won 3 EPL, 1 FA CUP, 3 EFL (now Carabao Cup)

However, Guardiola trophies in England now tally up to 3 EPL, 1 FA CUP, 4 EFL.

Cityzens had the chance earlier to win the league but fell short under Tuchel’s Chelsea, when Chelsea came from behind to defeat City at Etihad stadium on Saturday by 1-2.

Nevertheless, Leicester did the job for them after a victory over The Red Devils of Manchester.

Manchester City are now with two trophies this season. They beat Spurs to claim the 4th successive Carabao Cup final equaling Liverpool’s record of 4 straight EFL titles, and now this EPL title.

Since the Oil Consortium Group take over City in September 2008, City have won 12 cups and this is the third time they have clinched a league and EFL Cup double.

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They are set to lift the Premier League trophy after their final game of the season against Everton on 23 May.

Up to 10,000 fans will be present inside the stadium after the latest lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England.

City captain Fernandinho said leading the team was “an honour and a privilege”.

“I am so proud and so happy with what we have achieved,” he said. “The Premier League is the hardest league in world football – every single match is tough. To win it again means the world to me and the rest of the squad.

He added: “Football is everything to us and we strive every single day to be as good as we can be in the hope we can bring success to Manchester City.

“Winning the Premier League is the ultimate fulfilment of our ambitions. It’s what we all dreamed of as young players, so to do it is a wonderful feeling.

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“We have missed the fans so much and wanted to do this for them.

“We will enjoy this moment and hope the fans do too. Rest assured we will continue to do everything we can to bring the Champions League home this season.”

Manchester City will be hoping to complete a treble this season as they face their archrival, Chelsea in the Champions League Final on May 29.

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