Man City Win Historic Fourth Straight English Premier League Title

Manchester City achieved English Premier League history on Sunday by becoming the first side to claim four successive titles, defeating West Ham at the Etihad Stadium.

Under Pep Guardiola, City have become accustomed to rewriting the record books, since no team in the history of the English Premier League has won four consecutive titles.

The Catalan coach has led six Premier League victories in the last seven seasons.

In four of those years, City has scored more than 90 points. They were pushed this season to deny Arsenal their first title since 2003/04.

The Gunners celebrated a 0-0 draw at the Etihad last month, keeping them one point ahead of City with nine games remaining.

However, the champs were unstoppable in the final nine league games, winning all of them and scoring 33 goals.

Guardiola conceded City had felt the pressure in a tense 2-0 win against Tottenham in midweek, which maintained the title in their own hands.

In the identical situation two years ago, they required an incredible late comeback from 2-0 down to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 on the final day.

In David Moyes’ farewell game in command of West Ham, there was significantly less drama as they melted in the hot Manchester sun.

Foden was recently named football writers’ player of the year for his best-ever goal-scoring season, ending any suspense in 79 seconds.

The England international fired a scorching drive into the top corner, ensuring there would be no tense wait for the title celebrations to begin.

Foden extended City’s advantage inside 20 minutes with another precise left-footed finish from Jeremy Doku’s cross, his 27th of the season.

City should have been out of sight by halftime, but Alphonse Areola denied Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland failed to convert from close range.

From a West Ham corner, Mohammed Kudus’ incredible overhead kick sailed high past Stefan Ortega, adding an unexpected twist to the first half story.

Despite a poor goal-scoring performance, Haaland won his second Premier League Golden Boot in as many seasons.

The Norwegian squandered a golden opportunity to restore the home team’s two-goal lead when he spooned over another promising Doku cross.

City quickly restored order at the start of the second period, and Rodri, himself a player of the year contender, struck the final blow to Arsenal’s title aspirations.

Since March 2023, the Spaniard has not lost a match for his club or country.

City’s only three Premier League defeats occurred during the 27-year-old’s suspension.

Areola should have done better this time, as the Frenchman missed Rodri’s simple effort.

City may stroll to the finish line, extending a stunning 35-game unbeaten streak in all competitions since opening play.

The only blemish on that run was a penalty shootout loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals, which denied Guardiola’s side the prospect of a back-to-back triple.

They can complete it a double next weekend, when Manchester United face their local rivals in the FA Cup final.

By attaining unprecedented league dominance, City have established themselves as the best team in English football history.

The end was anti-climactic, with City players having to persuade spectators to leave the pitch before the final whistle.

Thousands of fans flooded onto the field at the finish, defying the club’s requests to stay off the playing surface.

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