Manchester, 12 May: Manchester City won the Premier League 2020-21 on Tuesday (local time) following a 1-2 defeat against Leicester City at Old Trafford to Manchester United. This loss meant that United would not be able to beat Manchester City in terms of points, even if they had won the rest of their three matches in the league.
Manchester City currently have 80 points from 35 matches, while United have 70. Even though City lose all three of their fixtures and United win their remaining matches, the side will still be able to reach 79 points, one point behind City. It is Citi’s third Premier League title in the last four years.
Pep Guardiola’s side will now take on Newcastle United in the Premier League on Friday. City are also in the final of the UEFA Champions League and will conclude on 29 May against side Chelsea. It is City’s fifth Premier League title win in the last decade. Manchester City beat Manchester United 2–1 as the EPL 2020–21 title Leicester City.
In the match against United, Leicester managed to take the lead in the 10th minute as Luke Thomas netted the ball in the goalpost. Thomas made a powerful hit from the edge of the six-yard box to the far post and United goalkeeper David De Gay was not able to hold the ball. Five minutes later, Manchester United equalized through Mason Greenwood.
Amad Diallo gave Greenwood a low pass and the latter took full advantage and he made a low diagonal shot and it overtook Leicester goalkeeper Kaspar Shamichael, putting the scorer 1–1 on par. No further goals were scored in the first half. Gianvigi Buffon Penn makes an emotional note for Juventus as he announces his exit from Bianconeri, saying ‘not an easy decision’.
Caglar Soyuncu gave Leicester a 2–1 lead in the 66th minute as they placed a header in the goalpost and gave United a big blow with just 24 minutes remaining in the fixer. United were not able to score another goal, and in the end, the side suffered a loss. The Red Devils will play the Horns against Liverpool next Thursday.
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