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Man City vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League trophy presentation follows pitch invasion

City have won the Premier League for a third consecutive year after Arsenal failed to beat Nottingham Forest

Michael Jones
Sunday 21 May 2023 20:05 BST
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Champions Manchester City given rapturous reception ahead of Chelsea match

Manchester City celebrated their latest Premier League title triumph with a straightforward 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola’s treble-chasing side had already been confirmed as champions for a fifth time in six seasons after Arsenal’s loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

That meant the Etihad Stadium was in celebratory mood for the visit of the Blues and a much-changed side gave the fans another success to cheer courtesy of an early Julian Alvarez goal.

Chelsea had a few bright moments but City, without getting anywhere near the intensity with which they crushed Real Madrid in midweek, always seemed in control.

Follow all the action as Man City host Chelsea in the Premier League:

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Manchester City trailed Arsenal by eight points on 7th April with one game in hand.

It is only the fourth time that a team has been as many as eight points clear after at least 28 Premier League games and failed to win the title.

City won 11 league games in a row as their title rivals faltered - dropping just two points from a possible 42 - to overhaul Arsenal and clinch a fifth title in six years with two more games to play.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 18:25
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More from Manchester City defender Kyle Walker.

“We always believed we could do this. This group of lad are professionals and winners.” he told Sky Sports, “Rest assured we are not finished. We have the FA Cup against our bitter rivals and then the Champions League.

“We will celebrate tonight and then move on to try and create history. The treble would be fantastic but there is a lot of football to be played.

“To say we are up there with one of the greatest Premier League teams of all time we have to conquer some of that. To go and achieve that we could then start talking about being one of the greatest teams in the Premier League.”

Mike Jones21 May 2023 18:22
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Mike Jones21 May 2023 18:20
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Kyle Walker was very complimentary of his teammates who started today’s game, especially as most of them haven’t played as much as they’d have like to this season.

“We’ve got a good couple of weeks ahead of us before we take our foot off the gas and the lads were tremendous today,” he told Sky Sports.

“They’ve probably not played as much as they’ve wanted to play this season but it’s testament to them.”

Mike Jones21 May 2023 18:16
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The fans have all been marshalled off the pitch and the staff at the Etihad Stadium are preparing for the trophy presentation. City are about to be crowned champions for the fifth time in six season.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 18:15
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There have been 15 instances of a side winning 12 consecutive games in English top-flight history, with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City accounting for five of them (33%).

Mike Jones21 May 2023 18:12
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The pitch is being cleared and the trophy presentation will be happening soon. Plus there’ll be reaction from the players on just what it feels like to win the Premier League.

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Mike Jones21 May 2023 18:07
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It’s going to take the security forces quite a while to clear the pitch. Their are Manchester City supporters dancing and cheering all over the place.

Most had their phones out taking videos. There’s been a few flares set off too.

There’s going to be a wait until the trophy presentation.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 18:02
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Another game to forget for Chelsea. Raheem Sterling’s return to the Etihad didn’t go quite to plan and it’s another defeat for the Blues under interim boss, Frank Lampard.

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Mike Jones21 May 2023 18:00
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90+3 mins: Manchester City take the points! Julian Alvarez’s goal is the difference between the teams and this defeat resigns Chelsea to a bottom half finish in the Premier League table.

It’s been a year to forget for the Blues but they can rebuild over the summer and come back with a bang next term.

Manchester City meanwhile are celebrating. It’s the first chance they’ve had to party with their fans since they were confirmed as Premier League champions yesterday.

The trophy presentation is still to come, but the fans have flocked onto the pitch as the players sprint down the tunnel.

Mike Jones21 May 2023 17:56

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