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Five reasons why Man City won the Premier League title?

Manchester City secured their fourth successive Premier League title after securing a comfortable 3-1 victory over West Ham United on Sunday evening. Phil Foden’s early brace and another goal from Rodri ensured a historical fourth successive top-flight honour for Pep Guardiola’s men.

But there were several key factors that contributed to Manchester City’s title triumph over the weekend.

Phil Foden’s magical season

The England international was recently voted the EA Sports Premier League Player of the Season after bagging a career-best 17 goals and eight assists in the top flight. With Ilkay Gundogan leaving last summer and Kevin de Buryne’s injury since the start of the campaign, Phil Foden was the heart of City’s attacking midfield this campaign. Foden, only 23, has played an integral role in securing Man City’s fourth successive league title.

Rodri

Manchester City have not lost a game in which the Spanish midfielder has played since February 2023. Despite a few games through suspension this season, Rodri had the most touches and passes of any Premier League player this term. Much to our surprise, the Man City midfielder wasn’t nominated for the Player of the Season who has been an indispensable member of Pep Guardiola’s side over the last few seasons. City have the best possession average because of Rodri who’s in the top for most number of accurate passes in the league. Guardiola himself admitted it would be impossible to win trophies without the midfield lynchpin.

“He’s an unbelievable player. He’s the best midfield player in the current world by far,” said the boss.

Super Stefan Ortega

Stefan Ortega basically won Manchester City their fourth successive league title after he produced a brilliant save to deny Son Heung-min equaliser in their 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. The German replaced first-team keeper Ederson, who was withdrawn with a fractured eye socket in the midweek tie.

The backup goalkeeper made an outstanding save with his outstretched right leg to keep the score 1-0, before Haaland completed his brace, making it 2-0.

Erling Halaand isn’t human

This is according to his teammate Phil Foden who claims the Norwegian is an inevitable goalscorer everytime he steps onto the pitch for the Cityzens. After a slow start to the season, Haaland secured his second successive Premier League Golden Boot with 27 goals to his name. He missed ten domestic games back in December and had his fair share of criticism this season.

Arsenal, and Liverpool fumble in the title race

The title race went decisively in Manchester City’s favour on April 14th after both Arsenal and Liverpool lost at home. Manchester City comfortably thrashed Luton Town 5-1 on April 13, but Liverpool suffered a shock defeat 1-0 to Crystal Palace on the same night. The following day, Arsenal went 2-0 down at home against Aston Villa, suffering their first league defeat in 2024.

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