Manchester City have been crowned champions of the 2020/2021 English Premier League season after closest challengers and local rivals Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Champions League-chasing Leicester City.

City lead standings with 80 points, ten beyond United, and with only nine points to play for, Pep Guardiola has just secured his third Premier League title and Manchester City’s seventh.

Going into the game with the 2015/2016 Champions, The Red Devils were a point away from qualifying for the Champions League next season, and knowing that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fielded a makeshift lineup with Juan Mata, Donny Van De Beek, Eric Bailly, and Amad Diallo getting a rare start.

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Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City to gift Manchester City a third English Premier League title in four seasons. PHOTO/COURTESY

United still have three games to get a point to get them into the Champions League and it looks like that will be an easy job to do with the focus now shifting on the Europa League final against Villarreal on May 26th.

Guardiola wins a third league title in four seasons and a second trophy this season, after his Carabao Cup triumph over Tottenham Hotspurs last month and remains in contention for the Champions League crown, battling Chelsea in the final on May 29th.

Leicester’s win sees them leapfrog Chelsea into third on 66 points, two above Chelsea but they have played a game more, 36.

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