Manchester City Wins English Premier League
For the second time in its history only the Manchester City has won the English Premier League yesterday by beating the West Ham United by 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium in London. Before the game Manchester City needed only one point to go ahead of Liverpool and claim the championship but with two goals in each of the halves by Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany provided further room for them in the end.
With these two goals this year Manchester City has scored 102 goals which is just one short of their all-time record of 103 goals which they have created in the season of 2009-10. This win also means that Manuel Pellegrini, who is from Chile also became the first ever non-European coach to guide his team home and win the EPL.
Liverpool, on the other hand, was leading the table with three games still to play but finished two points below Manchester City at second place after they came from behind against Newcastle United to win 2-1. Shola Ameobi and Paul Dummett were sent off from the match as well.
In the 39th Minute Nasri gathered a pass from Yaya Toure and arrowed a 22-yard drive into the bottom left corner of the goal post to score the first goal for Manchester City despite David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Aleksandar Kolarov were threatening him. Kompany scored the second goal for the Manchester City from a penalty corner.
As soon as the game got over the Manchester City fans started to dance their customary ‘Pozan Dance’ by bouncing up and down with their backs to the game. With the final whistle burst they just flooded onto the pitch.
Liverpool went into their last game of the season where there was a very slim chance of them securing their EPL title after 1990 but they went behind in the 20th minute when Martin Skrtel just sliced Yoan Gouffran’s cross into his own net. However, two goals in the same way by Daniel Agger and Daniel Sturridge turned the game just in two minutes in the second half.
The goal by Agger was 100th goal by Liverpool this season, which means this is the first time since 1960-61 that the top two teams of the EPL have a century of goals.