Manchester City Win Record Fourth Straight EPL Title

Manchester City's Kyle Walker celebrates with the Premier League trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, May 19, 2024. Manchester City clinched the English Premier League on Sunday after beating West Ham in their last match of the season. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Manchester City clinched a record fourth consecutive Premier League title with a decisive 3-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday, thanks to Phil Foden’s two early goals.

Pep Guardiola’s dominating team showed few signs of last-day jitters, but a magnificent effort from Mohammed Kudus shortly before half-time at the Etihad Stadium gave opponents Arsenal some hope.

However, that was quickly extinguished when Rodri scored City’s third, completing their sixth league title in seven seasons under the inspiring Pep Guardiola on a bright Sunday afternoon.

The victory insured that they would not be caught by the second-placed Gunners, regardless of how they performed against Everton. Foden told Sky Sports: “It’s difficult to put into words what we’ve accomplished today. I think now we’ve put ourselves in the history books.

“No team’s ever done it and you see what it means to the fans and what it means to us. We’ve been working all year for this moment. It’s such a special feeling today.

“You never get bored of it. I want this feeling every time. When you win something there’s no better feeling. I just want to keep winning as much as I can.”

Foden scored his first goal inside two minutes and he believes the experience of City’s players in such situations played a part as they held off Arsenal, who beat Everton 2-1 late on.

“All the lads have played in important games over the years, we’ve played this scenario a couple of times as well so I think it helps with the nerves,” he said.

“I thought today we looked confident and just played our football and in the end it paid off.”

Arsenal’s Kai Havertz promised the club’s fans their side “will be even better” next season after failing in their bid to win the title.

Havertz told TNT Sports: “I feel sorry for all the Arsenal fans, for us, we gave our best, but it wasn’t enough.

“Maybe in two or three months we can say ‘it was a good fight’, but right now, I feel like we deserved more. It wasn’t enough in the end, but we go again next year

“Sometimes, it’s not fair in football, but we have to accept it. Football is hard, but hopefully we can go again next year and give the Arsenal fans what they need and what they’re all here for.

“It’s frustrating. When you see all the fans here it’s tough, but I can tell them next year we’re going to be an even better team and we’re going to give everything again. That’s all I can say.” 

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