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Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

Manchester City crowned Premier League champions
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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.

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