Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions Football


Leicester’s loss to Manchester United at home forced City to their third league title in four years.

Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions for the third time in four seasons after Leicester beat Manchester United 2-1 at home on Tuesday.

City missed a chance to secure a third league title with Pep Guardiola on Saturday when a missed penalty by Sergio Aguero proved costly as Chelsea came from behind to win 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

United needed the win to delay the celebrations once again, but one of the teams showing 10 changes could not ignore the Foxes, who soon advanced through a good volley from teenager Luke Thomas who went be overridden by Mason Greenwood’s finished finish.

Caglar Soyuncu headed in a corner in the middle to secure all three points.

United face Liverpool on Thursday, their third game in five days [Peter Powell/Reuters]

The result leaves Manchester City 10 points behind United with only three games left for both teams.

United face Liverpool on Thursday, their third game in five days.

The city’s triumph was their seventh league title.

Liverpool and West Ham, the teams battling Leicester for an automatic Champions League qualification, would not have been happy to see their rivals make an easier trip to Old Trafford due to the selection of teams from Leicester. Solskjaer who saw footballers like Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba. start on the bench.

West Ham, fifth, will have to win their last three games and wait for Leicester to waste on their remaining games, against Chelsea and Tottenham.

Liverpool, who are in sixth place, could have a better shot as the sacked champions have four games left.

If Liverpool beat them all, Leicester would probably have to win four points against Chelsea and Tottenham.

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