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Manchester City clinch English Premier League title; Liverpool bid farewell to Jurgen Klopp

In-form Phil Foden scored twice as Manchester City defeated West Ham in the final match week to claim the English Premier League 2023-24 title for the fourth consecutive time. Liverpool and Arsenal also recorded victories in their last matches to finish in the top four.

Written By: Sumeet Kavthale @sumeetkavthale New Delhi Updated on: May 20, 2024 0:59 IST
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
Image Source : GETTY Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at Etihad Stadium on May 19, 2024

Manchester City avoided a last-day drama to clinch the English Premier League 2023-24 title on Sunday, May 19. The defending champions defeated West Ham by 3-1 at Etihad Stadium to claim the famous trophy for the fourth consecutive time.

With only two points separating leaders Manchester City and Arsenal on final matchweek, both teams registered victories in their respective games. Arsenal pulled off a late 2-1 win over Everton at home to finish second while the 19-time English champions Liverpool beat Wolverhampton Wanderers by 2-0 at Anfield in manager Jurgen Klopp's farewell match. 

Aston Villa suffered a shock 0-5 loss to Crystal Palace but finished in the top four to earn the UEFA Champions League berth after 42 years of wait. Tottenham Hotspur missed out on a top-four finish despite a 0-3 away win over Sheffield United in their last match. Chelsea's impressive comeback continued with a 2-1 triumph over Bournemouth as the Blues claimed the sixth spot to earn a Europa League berth.

Newcastle United recorded an easy 2-4 away win over Brentford to clinch the last European competition spot ahead of Manchester United. The Red Devils scored two second-half goals to finish at number eight in the league. Crystal Palace's thumping win over Aston Villa boosted them to a top-ten finish.

In the bottom half battels, Luton, Burnley and Sheffield United all suffered defeats having already confirmed a relegation to the Championship next season. Fulham beat Luton by 2-4 away to finish in 13th position while Nottingham Forrest beat Burnley to stay in the Premier League. 

Earling Haaland won the Golden Boot in his second consecutive season with Manchester City. The Norwegian striker struggled for goals lately but emerged as the leading goalscorer with 27 goals in 31 matches this season. Chelsea's rising star Cole Palmer finished second with 22 goals and Newcastle United's striker Alexander Isak found next 21 times this season.


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