Manchester City on Sunday were crowned as the new champions of English Premier League after they beat Brighton away from home 4-1. The team from Manchester secured 98 points in 38 games, while Liverpool, which only lost one match in the entire season, had to contend with second position with 97 points in the same number of games. Chelsea were the distant third with 72 points, while Tottenham secured the fourth position with 71 points.
The top four teams of the Premier League have qualified for this year’s Champions League competition with Arsenal and Manchester United having to contend with fifth and sixth position respectively.
Manchester City being crowned as the new Premier League champions caused a heartbreak for Liverpool, which continued to occupy the top spot in the league table until last week. Mohamed Salah of Liverpool told Sky Sports, “We only lost one game all season. We gave everything. We got 97 points. We will fight next season for the title.”
Former England player Ian Wright told BBC, “Manchester City are one of the best teams we have ever seen in the Premier League, and Liverpool have run them close. It’s been an incredible title race and both teams have done it the proper way – playing entertaining and exciting football and scoring a lot of goals.”
Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield, are now relegated to the the first division as the finished in the bottom three with 34, 26 and 16 points respectively.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane of Arsenal and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Liverpool shared the golden boot with 22 goals each.