Manchester City crowned Premier League champions after Man United loss against Leicester

Soccer Football - Champions League - Semi Final Second Leg - Manchester City v Paris St Germain - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - May 4, 2021 Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates REUTERS/Phil Noble

Manchester City reclaimed the Premier League title with three games to spare after closest challengers Manchester United lost 2-1 to Leicester on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT).

Ending Liverpool’s reign as champions gives Pep Guardiola a third Premier League title in four seasons, adding to the trio of domestic titles he won at both Barcelona and Bayern Munich as coach.

And he could yet complete the season by ending his 10-year wait to win the Champions League again if City can beat Chelsea in the club’s first European Cup final.

Where once United dominated English football, now City are the force with five titles in 10 seasons since first lifting the Premier League trophy in 2012.

It was the influx of Abu Dhabi investment from 2008 that transformed a City side that was playing in the third tier until 1999 and whose only previous English titles were in 1937 and 1968.

“This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other – this was the hardest one,” Guardiola said in a statement.

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