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Manchester City lift Premier League trophy LIVE: Champions crowned after Huddersfield draw

All the latest updates and action from the Etihad Stadium

Jack Watson
Sunday 06 May 2018 11:52
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Manchester City lifted the trophy after playing out a goalless draw at the Etihad
Manchester City lifted the trophy after playing out a goalless draw at the Etihad

It’s the final home game at the Etihad Stadium for a memorable – and utterly dominant – season for Manchester City, at it will culminate with Pep Guardiola getting his hands on the Premier League trophy for the first time.

City face Huddersfield Town, who still aren’t safe from the drop, looking to hit the 100 point mark, which they can only do by winning their remaining three games.

Huddersfield are nearly safe as Swansea and Southampton play each other next but could do without a heavy defeat given their inferior goal difference – it is the second worst in the division.

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What time is it?

Kick-off is at 1.30pm BST at the Etihad Stadium.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 12.30pm.

Odds…

Manchester City: 1/9

Huddersfield: 33/1

Draw: 14/1

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Hello and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Manchester City's final home match of the season against Huddersfield Town.

The Champions will officially be crowned today as they look to get nearer that 100-point mark in a record-breaking season.

Stick with us for all the build-up throughout the day!

Jack Austin6 May 2018 12:20
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Team News

Jack Watson6 May 2018 12:30
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Team News

Manchester City

Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph; Daivd Silva, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Sane, Sterling; Jesus.

Pep Guardiola makes two changes to the side that thrashed West Ham 4-1 last Sunday, John Stones comes in for Aymeric Laporte and David Silva Silva comes in for Ilkay Gundogan.

Jack Watson6 May 2018 12:35
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Team News

Huddersfield

Lossl; Hadergjonaj, Zanka, Kongolo, Smith; Hogg, Schindler, Lowe, Mooy, Pritchard; Mounie.

Huddersfield introduce Tommy Smith and Chris Lowe for Van La Parra and Colin Quaner.

Jack Watson6 May 2018 12:38
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Champions

So the day has finally come, Manchester City and Pep Guardiola will finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy after a record breaking campaign.

Following the match there will be a presentation on the pitch.

Jack Watson6 May 2018 12:40
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Relegation?

Huddersfield are not here just to make up the numbers at Manchester City's title party, they have a serious job on their hands. 

Everton's late equaliser against Southampton will have ignited celebrations in Yorkshire that would be audible at Goodison Park because a Saints win would have been disastrous for Huddersfield.

An unlikely win this afternoon would secure safety but Huddersfield and a second season in the Premier League, however, any points at the Etihad would be crucial for David Wagners side, who face Chelsea and Arsenal in their remaining two games.

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So you would think Pep Guardiola would be pretty happy with Manchester City's season, right? Well not quite. The league title is an important victory to show 'consistency,' but the absence of Champions League final is a disappointment.

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Rallying cry

David Wagner has issued his rallying cry for Huddersfield to have a fairytale ending to their Premier League season. 

“Every game has an exciting story and we are part of each story. We have to make sure that at least one of the stories is positive for Huddersfield.”

Jack Watson6 May 2018 12:50
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Last time

Manchester City battled hard and hit back late on at the John Smith stadium to snatch a victory in the 84th minute and overturned a Huddersfield lead.

Nicolas Otamendi's own goal in the first half gave Huddersfield an unlikely lead, but second half strikes from Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling ensured City's winning streak continued.

Jack Watson6 May 2018 12:55
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Ederson begins his goalkeeping warm up. We should not expect him to take a penalty after the Brazilian said the only thing missing from his season is a goal, and he volunteered to take a spot kick! Well his manager, Pep Guardiola, said that out of respect for his opponents and the competition he will not be taking a penalty, however he can in friendlies. 

How important has he been to Manchester City's season, their best signing, maybe?

Jack Watson6 May 2018 13:05

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