Manchester City won the seventh league title in its history… without a game. United’s 2-1 loss to Leicester on Tuesday was mathematically enough for Pep Guardiola’s supporters to win the title.
After a 15-game winning streak in Ecuador, the Citizens are playing away from home for the third time in the last four seasons and for the fifth time in the Al Mubarak era.
Thus, City celebrated the title at home thanks to a good match of Leicester against Manchester United with some substitutes like Amad Diallo (18) or Elanga (19). Leicester started the victory with a goal from Luke Thomas. The also young Greenwood equalized in the 15th minute, but a header by Soyunsu in the second half gave Leicester….. and Manchester City the victory in the Premier League.
Pep has a 10-point lead over United with three games remaining. Leicester remain third, two points ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand.
Despite a slow start, City leads in all key indicators at both ends of the field.
Their on-field dominance and high pressing were also unbeatable, with more passes and returns in the attacking third than any other team.
One of the main features of City’s season has been the frequent absence of a proven striker.
Their top scorer in the Premier League is midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, followed by wingers Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling.
In fact, Guardiola has not used either Gabriel Jesus or Sergio Agüero in 12 league games this season, picking up more points on average than when he has used one or both.
Pep Guardiola is undoubtedly one of the best coaches in world soccer. He has absolutely transformed the Manchester City team and this could be the year they finally lift the Champions League curse.
In his 12-year career, Guardiola has led Barcelona, Bayern and Manchester City to nine league titles. It is an astonishing achievement at the highest level, and underlines Pepa’s status as a soccer genius.