Man City secure 2023/24 Premier League title

  • Man City beat West Ham on final day to win the 2023/24 Premier League title
  • Cityzens ended up finishing two points ahead of rivals Arsenal
  • Hammers threatened comeback but Phil Foden brace proved crucial
Man City beat West Ham to claim the Premier League title
Man City beat West Ham to claim the Premier League title / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages

Manchester City won the 2023/24 Premier League title on Sunday after beating West Ham United 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.

The reigning champions showed no signs of nerves early on as Phil Foden's brace fired them into a dominant position inside 20 minutes. Mohammed Kudus scored an outrageous overhead kick to make things interesting before Rodri reestablished the two-goal in the second half.

City's midweek win at Tottenham Hotspur put them into the driving seat heading into Gameweek 38, leapfrogging Arsenal into first place. The Gunners went behind at home when Everton's Idrissa Gana Gueye struck but Takehiro Tomiyasu equalised and Kai Havertz then struck an 89th-minute winner.

However, it was not enough to haul them past City at the top.

It is City's tenth English title and their eighth in the Premier League, also becoming the first team to win the division four times in a row. They have now finished top of the pile in six of the last seven seasons.

The 2022/23 treble winners made a strong start to their title defence, winning their first six matches before suffering defeat away at Wolves in late September. They also lost key playmaker Kevin De Bruyne on the opening weekend, with the Belgian not returning to action until early January.

A late defeat to Arsenal before the October international break knocked City off top spot and they even fell behind Aston Villa as the Gunners and Liverpool enjoyed spells in first place.

A four-game winless run from November to December that included a loss at Villa Park looked to have handed the title initiative to their rivals, but City have not tasted defeat since. De Bruyne's return to fitness helped them rediscover their ruthless streak, drawing only four more matches while winning the rest.

Rodri scored another important goal / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Due to their involvement in other competitions, City have been a game behind Arsenal for much of the campaign. However, that added pressure has had no effect on the champions, who won nine games straight during the run-in to claim the title.

Despite fielding criticism from some corners during his second season at the Etihad Stadium, Erling Haaland has been a crucial figure with 27 league goals while teammate Phil Foden has collected individual awards in recent days thanks to his sparkling campaign.

De Bruyne still bagged a double-digit haul in assists despite his injury worries, while signings from last summer Josko Gvardiol, Mateo Kovacic and Jeremy Doku have all made positive impressions alongside the more subdued Matheus Nunes.