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Man City v West Ham LIVE: Premier League result and final score as Phil Foden inspires victory

Manchester City 3-1 West Ham: City claim fourth successive league title after Foden brace and Rodri’s second-half strike

Ben Fleming
Sunday 19 May 2024 20:13 BST
We will get credit for title if we win, don't know what people think of us - Guardiola

Manchester City won an unprecedented fourth straight English top-flight title with a 3-1 win over West Ham United on Sunday to pip rivals Arsenal on the final day of a thrilling Premier League season.

Two glorious early goals from league player of the season Phil Foden created a party atmosphere in the sunshine at the Etihad Stadium before a stunning bicycle kick from Mohammed Kudus before halftime brought West Ham briefly into the game.

But Rodri sealed the victory with a low 59th-minute shot from outside the area, giving Pep Guardiola’s side a phenomenal sixth title in seven years. Fans danced in their seats, belting out: “Champions again!” and “Are you watching Arsenal?”

In one of the closest title races in Premier League history, Arsenal could have taken the championship had City dropped points. But the Londoners’ 2-1 win in their game against Everton was in vain, leaving them two points behind.

Follow all the reaction below.


Kyle Walker, speaking via the club’s media

“The last few years have been very special for everyone at Manchester City but to have captained this club to a fourth straight Premier League title is something I will cherish forever.

“The Premier League is the benchmark by which everyone is measured. It’s rightly renowned as the hardest and most competitive league in the world so to win four in a row, especially after last season’s Treble success, illustrates what we have collectively managed to achieve.

“There are so many people I would like to thank but I have to start with Pep, the backroom staff, my colleagues in the dressing room and everyone who works so hard across the club, day in and day out. There is no way we could have won this title without all their incredible work and efforts.”

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Ben Fleming19 May 2024 18:26

Around the grounds

Here is how the rest of the fixtures went today as Tottenham and Chelsea secured European football, Jurgen Klopp ended with a win and Luton’s relegation was made official:

Arsenal 2-1 Everton

Brentford 2-4 Newcastle

Brighton 0-2 Manchester United

Burnley 1-2 Nottingham Forest

Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

Crystal Palace 5-0 Aston Villa

Liverpool 2-0 Wolves

Luton 2-4 Fulham

Manchester City 3-1 West Ham

Sheffield United 0-3 Tottenham

Ben Fleming19 May 2024 18:23

Manchester City are Premier League champions

The trophy is being readied as we speak...

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Ben Fleming19 May 2024 18:18

The winning goal

It was Rodri’s second-half strike that put the result beyond doubt. Here it is:

Ben Fleming19 May 2024 18:17

More from Foden

On his first goal: “Almost the perfect start. Sometimes I believe in scoring a bit too early. Luckily I got us the second and that settled us a bit. The sniper [celebration] is here to stay definitely.”

On winning his sixth title: “I never get bored of it, you want this feeling every time. When you win something there is no better feeling. I want to keep winning as much as I can.”

Ben Fleming19 May 2024 18:13

Phil Foden speaking to Sky Sports

“It is so hard to put into words what we’ve done today. No team has ever done it [won four in a row], we have put ourselves into the history books. You see what it means to the fans and to us players working all year for this moment. A special moment to share it with the fans.”

On winning four in a row: “I think to win the Premier League four times, no team has ever done it before, so to do it means we are up there [with the best teams of all time]. I am just absolutely shattered to be honest.”

On pre-match nerves: “Not just me but all the lads have played in important games over the years and have got through this situation a few times as well so it certainly help with the nerves. I thought today we just looked confident and played out football. In the end, it paid off.”

Ben Fleming19 May 2024 18:12

Manchester City are Premier League champions

It’s all over at the Emirates, too, and Arsenal have claimed a 2-1 win over Everton thanks to Havertz’s late winner.

It’s a great effort from Mikel Arteta’s side, who have pushed this City side all the way, but they fall just short of their first title in 20 years.

Ben Fleming19 May 2024 18:05

FULL-TIME! Manchester City 3-1 West Ham

90+5 mins: Some City fans have already made their way onto the edge of the pitch but are gestured to get back in the stands by their own players.

But the full-time whistle goes now and they do storm onto the pitch because Manchester City are Premier League champions yet again!

Ben Fleming19 May 2024 18:01

Manchester City 3-1 West Ham

90+3 mins: West Ham pushing forward in the final few months but nothing threatening from the away side. City are moments away now...

Ben Fleming19 May 2024 17:58

Manchester City 3-1 West Ham

90 mins: Foden makes way to a hero’s reception as Kovacic comes on for the five minutes of added time here at the Etihad as City close in the title.

Over in north London, Arsenal have found what looks to be a late winner as the ball is bundled into the net by Havertz. The players don’t celebrate - they know they’re almost certainly going to fall just short.

Ben Fleming19 May 2024 17:54

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