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Man City win historic fourth straight Premier League title

AFP – Manchester City won an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title on Sunday as Phil Foden’s double inspired a 3-1 victory over West Ham.

No side in the history of the English top flight had ever won four successive titles, but City have become accustomed to rewriting the record books under Pep Guardiola.

The Catalan coach has masterminded six Premier League wins in the past seven seasons.

In four of those years City have also surpassed the 90-point mark and were pushed to it this season to deny Arsenal a first title since 2003/04. “I’m pretty sure for our fans our team now will be the best (ever),” said Guardiola.

“In terms of numbers nobody has been better than us in goals, points, four (titles) in a row.

“We have done something unbelievable. Six Premier Leagues in seven years with the quality, the managers and teams in this league”.

Arsenal celebrated a 0-0 draw at the Etihad last month that kept them one point in front of City with nine games to play.

But the champions were relentless in the run-in, winning their final nine league games, scoring 33 goals. Guardiola conceded City had felt the pressure in a nervy 2-0 win at Tottenham in midweek that kept the destiny of the title in their own hands.

In the same scenario two years ago, they needed a remarkable late fightback from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 on the final day.

There was far less drama as West Ham melted under the baking Manchester sun in David Moyes’ final game in charge of the Hammers.

Manchester City’s team celebrates with the Premier League trophy at the Etihad Stadium. PHOTO: AP
Manchester City’s Erling Haaland attempts a shot at goal in front of West Ham’s Konstantinos Mavropanos at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. PHOTO: AP

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