The defeat of Manchester United 2-1 against Leicester caused his hated rival, the Manchester City clinch the 2020-2021 Premier League title
Until Matchday 35, the team of Guardiola is leader with 80 points, United second with 70 and Chelsea third with 64. Everything indicates that the two Manchester teams will be in the next Champions League, but the other two places are not defined, as well as the quotas for the Europa League.
Manchester United gave in their resistance to fight the Premier league and mathematically made Manchester City champion after losing at Old Trafford.
The early game of the thirty-sixth day ended the agony of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, who in the chronicle of an announced “death” finally said goodbye to the title that left their rivals on a plate. The next crash of the City, before him Newcastle next Friday, it will be the first in which he will look like a brand new champion.
Pep Guardiola will celebrate its third league since joining City in the 2016/17 season. The seventh in the club’s history (five of them in the stage Premier league). He surpasses Sunderland and Chelsea in titles, which accumulated half a dozen First Division championships. The Spanish coach has given a quality leap to the “citizens” since he landed at the club. It has put him in the “top 6” of the most awarded.
Precisely, the one who occupies the first place with twenty titles, was left out. This time, to stay in the fight for the Premier, Solskjaer he opted for an eleven with less common names throughout the course. Juan Mata, Donny van de Beek, Nemanja Matic, Axel Tuanzebe, Brandon Williams or Alex Telles appeared. Also David de Gea, who lost ownership in the last section of the course and returned to an eleven of the Norwegian coach.
On the bench, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof or Scott McTominay became luxurious spectators waiting for the fate of their team, who needed a victory not to give up definitively to him Manchester City.
The tie was enough not to make the team unofficial champion. Pep Guardiolabut, clearly, with fifteen more goals in favor than United in goal difference, the title belonged to Manchester City if he United and the Leicester they signed tables.
The men of Solskjaer they were not facing just anyone. His rival was looking to tie up fourth and last position at Old Trafford with access to the next edition of the Champions League. With three points, the mission of the West Ham to reach the Leicester it seemed almost impossible.
Brendan rodgers the clash was taken more seriously, with “more reliable” players. And, with them, he dominated almost the entire crash. Leicester almost always led the way and took all three points fairly.
Luke Thomas opened the scoring with a great goal. At ten minutes, with a tremendous volley, he beat From Gea, who could only look impassively the first goal in the Premier league of the young player of the Leicester.
The United had a timid initial reaction with Greenwood, who five minutes later tied after gaining a hole inside the area that culminated with a cross shot that he could not save Schmeichel. The goal was a mirage, a momentary draw that was destined to change for the good game of Leicester.
In the second part, Iheanacho warned with a heads up that saved an inspired From Gea, who in the absence of half an hour could not stop a header from Soyuncu at the exit of a corner that gave the victory to Leicester.
Solskjaer reacted with the entry of Cavani and of Rashford, but it was too late. Sooner or later the United I was going to lose the title and I was going to win it City. It was earlier. With three games to go, the team of Guardiola champion was proclaimed. The Leicester he was the last executioner of a script already written.