Man City achieves historic fourth Premier League title despite Arsenal’s victory | football news

City beat West Ham United 3-1 at home to secure their eighth title ahead of Arsenal, who beat Everton 2-1.

Manchester City created English football history by beating West Ham 3-1 to win their fourth consecutive Premier League title and breaking Arsenal hearts as Jurgen Klopp made an emotional exit from Liverpool.

Phil Foden scored two early goals at an expectant Etihad Stadium on Sunday to put his team on the brink of the title before Mohammed Kudus pulled one back with a spectacular overhead kick.

But Rodri scored just before the hour mark to restore City’s two-goal lead and the home side rarely looked in trouble as they cruised to victory.

Manchester City’s Rodri celebrates scoring his team’s third goal (Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters)

Arsenal began the day two points behind their rivals and praying for a miracle to deny City their coronation, knowing that a victory against Everton would not be enough if the champions won at home.

The Gunners, without a Premier League title since 2004, came back from a goal down to beat Everton 2-1 but had to be content with second place in the table for the second season running.

City, which has won six titles in seven years, is the only English team to have won four consecutive top-flight titles, eclipsing the achievements of the great teams of the past, Liverpool and Manchester United.

“It’s very difficult to put into words what we’ve done today,” Foden told Sky Sports. “No team has ever done it (win four in a row). We have entered the history books.

“You see what it means for the fans and for us, the players, to work all year for this moment. A special moment to share with the fans.”

On the final day of the Premier League season, Luton’s relegation was confirmed with a 4-2 home defeat to Fulham. They will join Burnley and Sheffield United in the Championship next season.

Tottenham beat relegated Sheffield United 3-0 to seal fifth place and a place in next season’s Europa League, while Chelsea guaranteed a sixth place finish with a 2-1 win against Bournemouth.

Newcastle’s 4-2 win at Brentford condemned Manchester United to a 8th place finish, their lowest level since 1990.

Erik ten Hag’s United beat Brighton 2-0 in Roberto De Zerbi’s last game in charge of the south coast club, but it was too late to salvage a disastrous league season.

Foden, 23, has enjoyed his most impressive season yet for City, taking his tally to 27 goals in all competitions on Sunday, along with 11 assists.

The Englishman opened the scoring on Sunday after just 79 seconds with a powerful left-footed shot from outside the penalty area, calming nerves among the home fans. He then put the ball into the net in the 18th minute after an assist from Jeremy Doku.

City looked to have one hand on the trophy and then news leaked that Everton had taken the lead on Arsenal, leaving Mikel Arteta’s men an unlikely sequence of events to come out on top.

But the title race came alive again in the space of a few minutes when Takehiro Tomiyasu scored with his side foot to equalize at the Emirates before Kudus pulled one back for West Ham.

The mood became calmer at the Etihad but the visitors rarely threatened again in David Moyes’ final game in charge and Rodri’s 59th-minute goal eased the pressure.

Arsenal fell behind to Idrissa Gueye’s 40th-minute goal at home, but Tomiyasu equalized just three minutes later and Kai Havertz sealed a 2-1 victory in the 89th minute.

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Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu and Oleksandr Zinchenko react after the match (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

The Klopp era ends

Klopp received an emotional farewell at Anfield after nine trophy-filled years.

Alexis Mac Allister opened the scoring in the 34th minute and Jarell Quansah scored six minutes later for the Reds, who finished the season in third place.

Dejan Kulusevski scored twice for Tottenham against Sheffield United, while Moisés Caicedo scored a spectacular goal from the halfway line to put Chelsea on track against Bournemouth.

Victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s men means they secure a European spot after a topsy-turvy season.

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Jurgen Klopp gives a speech after his last game as Liverpool manager (Phil Noble/Reuters)

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