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Manchester City won the Premier League after rivals Manchester United lost at Old Trafford to Leicester City.

The Blues failed to clinch the title this weekend when they lost to Chelsea in a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final – but they did manage to regain their crown against the winner of the last year, Liverpool, thanks to their common rival.

It comes as talks continue over the venue for the Champions League final, with plans to host the game in Istanbul. thrown into disarray after the British government added Turkey to the travel red list.

City have already won the League Cup this year, having beaten Tottenham Hotspur 2-0.

With three games to go, they have an unassailable 10-point lead in the United Kingdom’s top flight.

This is the fifth time Manchester City have won the Premier League title, with their last crown coming of the 2018/19 season.

In a statement, manager Pep Guardiola said: “In our toughest times we couldn’t hear the crowds coming up behind us as usual, but we know they are with us everywhere we go and that lifted us up.

“I promise them we feel their love, we appreciate it and we couldn’t have done what we did without it. I hope we can all celebrate together someday not too far away.

“It has been such a difficult year for so many people. This is truly one for our fans and for Colin Bell and his whole family.”

Colin Bell played for Manchester City for 13 years, scoring 152 goals in 492 games. He died in January 74 years old.

City captain Fernandinho said: “We missed the fans so much. We wanted to do this for them.

“We are going to enjoy this moment and we hope the fans will too. Rest assured that we will continue to do whatever we can to bring the Champions League home this season.”

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This notice was published: 2021-05-11 18:35:00