Manchester City Makes History with Third Consecutive Premier League Win
The football world stood still as Manchester City created history by clinching their third consecutive Premier League title in jaw-dropping fashion. With a display of breathtaking skill, unity and determination, the Sky Blues etched their name in English football’s record books once again. It’s not every day that we witness such an extraordinary feat – so let’s delve into how Pep Guardiola’s men managed to achieve this incredible feat and make history in style!
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Manchester City win third Premier League title in a row
Manchester City has finally won its third Premier League title in a row, making it the second English team to do so and the first side to do so since Chelsea in 2007. During their march to the top of English football, they have outdone all others by winning convincingly at home while also managing to win away against tough opponents. This season was no different as they convincingly beat Chelsea 4-1 at Stamford Bridge and then travelled away to win 3-0 at Liverpool. Moreover, they also managed to edge past Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final played at Wembley Stadium. Winning multiple trophies is not new for City as they have lifted a total of 11 major titles – including two Champions Leagues and seven Premier League titles – during Pep Guardiola’s three seasons as manager of the club. With this latest Premier League win, only Barcelona (with 13) and Ajax (12) have more titles than City’s eleven.
Guardiola’s unbeaten season
Pep Guardiola’s unbeaten season continued on Sunday as Manchester City took all three points away to newly promoted Wolves. City have now won their last 15 games in all competitions and are 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League. This unbeaten run is also the longest by any side in Premier League history. The Citizens recorded their ninth consecutive win on Saturday against Huddersfield Town, with Raheem Sterling Netting a brace in a 4-0 victory. Sergio Aguero added insult to injury late on as he scored an own goal in the 92nd minute to compound Huddersfield’s misery. Guardiola’s men now have 13 clean sheets in their last 16 league games, with just one goal conceded over that period – this statistic perhaps highlights how staunchly they have defended throughout. They also sealed a place in the Carabao Cup fourth round with another demolition job against mid-table Wolves, this time winning 5-1 thanks to goals from Leroy Sane, Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Sterling. With Liverpool losing 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur dropping points again at Bournemouth, it means that City can seal the title if they win their final two matches of the season – both against Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton respectively. However, any complacency from Guardiola will be punished if his side lose these final two fixtures and allow Liverpool or Tottenham to come close once more. As it stands,
How did Manchester City win the Premier League title?
Manchester City clinched their third Premier League title in four years with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Sunday. With the title, City overtake Manchester United as the most successful English club in European competition (UEFA Champions League). This is also the first time in history that three different clubs have won the English Premier League in successive seasons.
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard was instrumental for City, scoring a brace and setting up Sergio Aguero’s goal. Aguero earlier scored to make it 2-0 at halftime before substitute Christian Benteke pulled one back for Liverpool late on. David Silva wrapped up the victory for City five minutes from time.
City were dominant throughout, as they defended their 4-2 lead from last season convincingly despite leveling through Raheem Sterling and Roberto Firmino early in the second half. Their league title rivals Manchester United finished runners-up for the fourth successive year after a disappointing campaign that saw them lose key players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney.
With their 74th league win overall, City become only the fourth club (alongside Barcelona, Madrid, and Ajax) to win at least three domestic titles in a row – putting them level with Manchester United on 73 trophies & legends @premierleague pic.twitter.com/FWPhlrv4Jo — Manchester City (@ManCity) May 13, 2019
This is an amazing achievement by Manuel Pellegrini’s side who
Manchester City has made history by winning its third consecutive Premier League title. Pep Guardiola’s side came out on top in a tight race with Liverpool and Chelsea, the latter of whom finished the season in second place. By clinching their third Premier League crown in 4 years, Manchester City have become the first side to do so since Chelsea back in 2005-06.
Guardiola’s successful reign at Manchester City can be largely attributed to his calculated tactical approach. The Spaniard favours a possession-based playing style, which often sees his team play out from the back and circulate the ball through midfield. This tactic allows them to build up attacks from deep, and eventually create chances for their forwards.
One of Guardiola’s most effective tactics has been his use of overlapping fullbacks. By having these players occupy zones across the pitch, it allowsCity’s central defenders to focus on tracking forwards instead of trackbacks. This givesManuel Pellegrini’s defence more time to clear the danger area and contains opposition attackers within their own half.
Throughout his entire managerial career, Guardiola has constantly brought forward innovative new strategies that have successfully helped his teams win trophies. As such, it is no surprise that he would once again deploy a unique approach in order to triumph over Liverpool and Chelsea – proving yet again that he is one of football’s greatest minds.
Salah’s record breaking season
Manchester City clinched their third consecutive Premier League title with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday. The victory, their 18th in a row, moves them clear of Chelsea and earns them 100 points – the most ever obtained in a single Premier League season. It also makes them the first team to achieve successive 100-point seasons since Barcelona did so back in 2006 and 2007.
Another record broken by Manchester City was the number of goals scored (123). This surpassed team-mate Sergio Aguero’s total for City (102) and is also the most ever scored in a Premier League campaign. David Silva (20) and Yaya Toure (19) rounded out the top five scorers for City this season.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed the Manager of the Year award after impressing with his tactical switches that helped his side keep rival sides at bay all season long. “This has been an outstanding season,” he said after being given his trophy by Prince William at Wembley Stadium on Sunday evening. “I am very happy for our players because they have worked very hard.”
The success of Manchester City has also made history as Pellegrini became only the second manager to retain his position in consecutive seasons in England’s top flight – following Louis van Gaal’s three-year tenure at Manchester United between 2012-15.
Recap of all the goals in the Premier League final
The Manchester Cityzens hosted the Tottenham Hotspur side at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday for the 2017/2018 Premier League trophy. This was the first time that both teams had reached this stage of their respective leagues and it was a big match for many reasons.
As mentioned earlier, this was also Manchester City’s third consecutive Premier League win, which makes them the first side to accomplish this feat in English football history. They finally overcame a goal deficit of 2 goals in the second half to clinch their fourth championship in five seasons with a 3-1 victory.
In addition, Gabriel Jesus finished as top scorer with 26 goals and Sergio Aguero ended up being the joint-top performer with 21 goals in all competitions. Despite these excellent performances, Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs failed to make an impact until late on in the game when Harry Kane scored a late equalizer for Spurs but it wasn’t enough to steal back any points from City.
So, Manchester City made history by becoming the first team ever to win three consecutive Premier League titles and achieve it with a total of 97 points – leaving Liverpool trailing behind by 16 points adrift in 5th place! They will now look to defend their title next season while hoping to dominate once more during the Europe campaign as they aim to become just the second team after Barcelona (5 titles) and La Liga champions Real Madrid (4) to win multiple European cups/titles in one era.