The sky was blue in Manchester on Tuesday night as Manchester City were officially crowned champions of England after their neighbors (Manchester United) failed to keep the chase alive after losing to Leicester City at Old Trafford.
With Manchester United facing a 2-1 defeat from Leicester City meaning they can not Mathematically overtake their arch-rivals Manchester City in the Premier League this season. Pep Guardiola’s side is 10 points clear of second-placed United and has wrapped up the title with three games to spare.
Manchester City is the first team in the history of Premier League to win the title despite being as low as 8th in the table on Christmas Day, and the first in the top-flight since Liverpool in 1981-82, who was 12th in the halfway during Christmas.
This was, of course, possible with a staggering 21-game winning streak in all competitions, Which includes 15 successive victories in the Premier League, to build a 12-point lead at the top of the table – before the run ended in the 2-0 defeat to Manchester United in March.
The Sky Blues have now won 7 League titles with 5 of them coming in the Premier League era. It was their third league title in the last 4 years.
Pep Guardiola calls it the “Toughest Triumph” for Manchester City:
Under the guidance of Pep Guardiola City have managed to win Eight major trophies. This includes three Premier League titles, four League cups, and a FA Cup. Out of all these Trophies, Guardiola believes this Premier League title was the toughest of all.
In an interview with Sky Sports Pep said
“This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other. This was the hardest one. We will always remember this season for the way that we won. I am so proud to be the manager here and of this group of players,”
He also praised his players talking about how consistent they were with their performance this season.
“It is relentless. Every single day, they are there, fighting for success, trying always to be better. They have been so, so resilient.” Guardiola said in a statement.
Apart from the domestic success, this season City will be making their maiden final appearance in the UEFA Champions League finals at the end of this month. Pep would be eager to get his hands on the Champions League trophy as well and finish the season on high notes.