Manchester City Wins Premier League

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Manchester City were crowned Premier League
champions for the second time in three years
after coasting to a 2-0 win over West Ham.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side realistically only needed
a point to secure the title and there was no
repeat of the final-day drama of two years ago,
when Sergio Aguero’s last-gasp strike against
QPR ensured they became champions of
England for the first time in 44 years.
West Ham were simply unable to live with City in
a one-sided encounter on Sunday, and Samir
Nasri gave the home side a thoroughly deserved
half-time lead at the Etihad Stadium.
Captain Vincent Kompany doubled the advantage
early in the second half to ensure the vastly
experienced Pellegrini marked his first season in
English football by winning both the Premier
League and the League Cup.
City’s final-day victory ensured they won 17 out
of 19 league games at fortress Etihad Stadium
this season and took their goal tally to an
outstanding 102 in the top flight during a superb
debut season at the helm for their Chilean
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce had stated his
intention to spoil the City party, but that never
looked like happening and Liverpool’s 2-1
victory over Newcastle United ensured that City
ultimately won the title by two points.
Despite the obvious tension around the ground,
City – who welcomed leading scorer Aguero
back from injury – were brimming with
confidence after four consecutive victories and
wasted no time in stamping their authority on
the game.
Pellegrini’s side had already beaten West Ham
three times this season, including a 6-0
hammering in the League Cup semi-final first
leg, and David Silva spurned a chance to give
them an early lead when he volleyed over the
crossbar at the back post 10 minutes in.
The marauding Pablo Zabaleta then went down
under a challenge from Mohamed Diame, but
referee Martin Atkinson waved play on as City
News of Newcastle United opening the scoring at
Anfield filtered through to the City fans and
Aleksandar Kolarov almost raised the decibel
level further when his venomous left-foot strike
from long range was tipped over by Adrian.
West Ham sat deep and were proving difficult to
break down, but showed no attacking threat of
their own and rarely got out of their own half.
And it came as no surprise when Nasri opened
the scoring six minutes before the break.
The France midfielder was afforded too much
space 20 yards from goal and made West Ham
pay, as Adrian failed to keep out a right-footed
strike that nestled just inside the far post.
Any nerves City may still have had were eased
just four minutes after the break, when Edin
Dzeko tried to bring down Nasri’s corner and the
ball fell kindly for Kompany, who fired home
from just six yards.
Pellegrini punched the air in delight and jubilant
City fans marked their captain’s strike with their
now-familiar ‘Poznan’ backs-to-the-pitch
The impressive Zabaleta provided a golden
opportunity for Argentina team-mate Aguero to
make it even more comfortable 67 minutes in,
but the former Atletico Madrid man failed to get
a decent contact on the ball from close range
after the full-back had picked him out.
Adrian then got down well to deny Nasri as City
pressed for a third goal that would have
equalled Chelsea’s record of 103 Premier League
goals in a season, but that was never going to
take the gloss off their joy at regaining the title
as City fans stormed the pitch at the final whistle
in celebration.

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6 Responses

  1. princesaamy

    Congratulations to Manchester City football club. Better luck to other teams come next season.

  2. nnanna

    U desreve the trophy Manchester city.congratulations especially to our African brother and the best midfielder in the whole world Yaya Toure!

  3. bashman


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