Manchester City wins a Premier League title for the fourth time in a row. 

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Manchester City wins a Premier League title for the fourth time in a row, Overcoming West Ham on the last day to edge Arsenal, Manchester City became the first English team in history to win four straight league titles.

After all, the excitement and suspense of the final day of the Premier League season lasted less than a minute. Manchester City defeated West Ham 3-1 thanks to a brilliant early goal from Phil Foden, guaranteeing the club’s record fourth consecutive title.

With a two-point advantage entering the final day, City knew that only victory would ensure it would finish ahead of Arsenal in the title race, while the Gunners needed to win and pray that Pep Guardiola’s team would either draw or lose.

With a 2-1 victory over Everton at home, Arsenal took the fight to the very last and finished two painful points behind Manchester City. However, Foden’s goal did little to what was happening 200 miles south in North London.

Foden, also named Premier League Player of the Season, told Sky Sports, “We’ve got ourselves in the history books; no team has ever done it.”

You can see how important it is to us, the fans. Since we are the first to win the Premier League, this title was a little more [special]. No team had won it before. I am at a loss for words. I’m destroyed”.

We practiced this situation a few times, which helped our nervousness. I felt like we carried ourselves well today. We were successful when we played our football”. 

Manchester City wins a Premier League title for the fourth time in a row, Phil Foden scored two first-half goals for Manchester City.

Foden is only 23 years old but has already won an incredible six Premier League championships. He does not take this feeling for granted.

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He continued, “I never get tired of it.” “I always want to feel like this. There’s no more incredible feeling than winning something. All I want is to keep winning as much as possible.

Manchester City’s stroll in the sun

At a boisterous Etihad Stadium, Foden’s first goal—a left-foot rocket into the top corner—ended any early worries, if any. As City’s players and supporters enjoyed the Manchester sunshine for the final 88 minutes and 49 seconds, it was essentially a trophy celebration in its early stages.

The Englishman, a native of Manchester City, was living the dream when he scored the goal that gave his hometown team the league title, and things only got better from there.

After only fifteen minutes, Foden coolly side-footed the ball into the net after Jeremy Doku’s accurate cross eluded three West Ham players.

Mohammed Kudus, a midfielder for West Ham who has had an incredible first season in the Premier League, momentarily made things enjoyable shortly before halftime when his spectacular bicycle kick cut City’s lead in half. 

Back in north London, Everton stunned everyone by taking the lead five minutes before halftime, but Arsenal quickly responded to ensure the teams finished level at halftime.

Just over ten minutes into the second half, Rodri’s low drive from the edge of the box slipped under West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola’s fingertips and into the net, easing City’s worries that West Ham would ruin the celebration.

There was no question now. The trophy from the Premier League would remain in Manchester.

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The celebration had officially begun. City played the game like a training session for the next thirty-five minutes, passing the ball around with a composure and poise that belied the event’s magnitude.

When the game came down to the wire, Manchester City supporters started “the Poznań,” throwing their arms around each other and bouncing up and down with their backs to the field.

Even though Kai Havertz gave Arsenal the victory over Everton in the 89th minute while they were back in London, it was the palest of victories.

The crowd at the Etihad erupted in a loud shout as the referee blew the full-time whistle to the strains of City’s club anthem, Blue Moon. As hundreds of fans rushed onto the field to rejoice, blue smoke ignited by flares filled the air.

One of, if not the best team in Premier League history, has been constructed by Guardiola.

Now that Manchester City has advanced further than any other English football side, it will probably take an enormous effort from Arsenal or possibly Liverpool after Jurgen Klopp to topple this powerhouse the following season.

Credit: CNN