Following Manchester United’s loss to Leicester, Manchester City has been crowned as Premier League champions for the 2020-21 season. With improvements to the fixture calendar and their blunder, Pep Guardiola’s side has had to wait to stamp their next victory.
City’s champagne was put on hold following a late loss to Chelsea last weekend when nearest rivals United prevailed at Aston Villa, but they regained the Premier League title from Liverpool before kicking a ball again on Tuesday when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side was defeated 2-1 after making 10 changes to their starting line-up.
Guardiola, who agreed on a new two-year deal with City last year to keep him at the club until 2023, has won three Premier League titles and eight big trophies. He dubbed this season’s championship grab the “hardest one” ever, dedicating it to the fans who have been unable to attend games and the late, great club hero Colin Bell, who died earlier this year.
“This season has been unlike any other, culminating in a Premier League crown. This was by far the most difficult task. This season will be remembered for how we triumphed. I’m incredibly proud to be the boss of this team and these players,” Guardiola said in a tweet.
The city is the kings of England once more, but the first half of the campaign was far from simple. They took just five of their first 13 league games, and until December, they were almost entirely in the bottom half of the table. However, after a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad, the bad form came to an end.
The team went on a 21-game winning streak in all competitions. It includes 15 consecutive Premier League wins. To create a 12-point lead at the top of the table before losing 2-0 to Manchester United in March.
After a sluggish start, City has dominated all primary indicators on both ends of the field. Their ball dominance and high press have also been unrivaled. With them completing more passes and recovering more balls in the defensive third than any other player.
Carragher argues that winning the Premier League is one of Guardiola’s biggest accomplishments. And he praised the Spaniard for reviving his team after the loss of many main players.
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