MX23RW : Thursday, June 24 13:46:10| >> :60:3137:3137:

Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

Manchester City crowned Premier League champions
© Reuters
Manchester City are crowned Premier League champions as closest rivals Manchester United lose to Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Manchester City have been crowned champions of the Premier League after closest rivals Manchester United fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Leicester City this evening.

Pep Guardiola's side missed the chance to wrap things up themselves at the weekend, losing at home to Chelsea when a victory would have sealed them the title.

However, defeat for a much-changed Man United side on Tuesday leaves the Red Devils 10 points adrift of their local rivals with only three games remaining.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 changes to the team that faced Aston Villa on Sunday, with Solskjaer forced to rotate his squad during a spell of three Premier League games in five days.

Luke Thomas gave Champions League-chasing Leicester the lead early in the first half, but that opener was quickly cancelled out by a Mason Greenwood strike.

However, Caglar Soyuncu nodded home the winner after 66 minutes to hand a massive boost to Leicester's top-four chances, ending Man United's slim title hopes in the process.

Man City have now won the title in three of the past four seasons, reclaiming the trophy they lost to Liverpool last term.

The Premier League crown is Man City's second major trophy of the season, after also winning the EFL Cup, and they could still add a third in the Champions League final against Chelsea on May 29.

ID:447050:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect2605:

Click here for more stories about Pep Guardiola

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Euro 2020 banner Instagram AMP
Newcastle United's Callum Wilson celebrates scoring their third goal on May 7, 2021
Read Next:
PL Team of the Week - Wilson, Eze, Alisson
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Monday, June 28, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Friday, July 2, 2021
Todays Game Header Right

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!