For the third time in seven years, Manchester City are Premier League champions.
And while they probably thought they would have to wait one more week, that’s not the case. After falling apart last weekend at Old Trafford, City needed a win over Spurs to have a chance to clinch this weekend. But they would also need United to lose to West Broma��who had just three PL wins all season.
Now they have four, and it comes at the expense of United… at Old Trafford.
As for City, however, this is the last trophy Pep’s side could’ve won. After crashing out of the FA Cup against Wigan, they still had the Champions League to look forward. But Liverpool dispatched of them quite convincingly over two legs, and here we are. But Saturday’s performance against Spurs is the club City has been for most of the season. If not for wasting opportunities, six or seven goals wasn’t out of the question.
With five matches remaining, they have a 16-point lead over United while maintaining a plus-68 goal differential. Currently on 87, they need just nine more points to break Chelsea’s Premier League record set during the 2004-05 campaign. Of their five remaining matches, no team is currently higher than 13th in the table.
Something tells us City will get there.