MANCHESTER CITY CONTINUE PREMIER LEAGUE DOMINANCE
English Premier League side Manchester City have officially been crowned the league champions in England after a brilliant season that saw them recover from their stuttering start to the campaign. Their status as the new champions of the Premier League was confirmed on Tuesday night after their rivals Manchester United slumped to a home defeat against Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City at Old Trafford.
It continues a recent trend that has seen Pep Guardiola turn City into a formidable team that has been dominating the league in the last few years. As of the 1st of January earlier this year, many would not have thought City will become the eventual winners of the league title as they were languishing in the 8th position in the league table, with Liverpool sitting atop the pile at the time.
However, due to the masterclass and tactical genius of Guardiola, they recovered brilliantly and gradually found their way back to the top, displacing Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side that have been the exact opposite of what they were last season.
Manchester United are the side currently occupying the second position in the league table and while they were mounting a title challenge earlier in the season, they suffered a couple of defeats that dented their hopes of winning the league title this season. An embarrassing 6-1 defeat to Tottenham, a shocking loss to Sheffield United and Crystal Palace, and a 3-3 draw with Everton all at Old Trafford turned out to be some of the defining moments of their season.
However, Olé Gunnar Solksjær has refused to be drawn to more League title discussions this season and has said that he and his team will now look forward to mounting a more serious challenge next season.