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Man City trophy lift

Manchester City trophy lift

Manchester City lift the Premier League trophy

Here's the moment that City captain Ilkay Gundogan lifted the Premier League trophy. Pep Guardiola's side have now won the league in five out of six seasons and could make history if they can bring home the treble this season. 

The Etihad Stadium celebrates as City are crowned champions once again...

High five!

Pep Guardiola's incredible spell at Manchester City has brought success unlike anything else in the club's history. Eight players who have been at the club throughout that time have picked up five Premier League titles, a sensational haul in the last six years.
Manchester City title celebrations

Grealish and Guardiola share a moment

The Etihad Stadium was all smiles as Manchester City lifted the Premier League title for the third consecutive. 

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First league title for Rico Lewis

Many of this squad have had plenty of Premier League success but for Rico Lewis this will be a moment to cherish.

A rendition of The Beatles' 'Hey Jude' breaks out in the Etihad, Pep Guardiola sprays champagne on his backroom staff and confetti flies into the blue Manchester air.

What an effort this has been from Manchester City to win the league with games to spare. The last few months has proved that they are the best team in England, it remains to be seen what more they can achieve in the coming weeks...

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It's Ilkay Gundogan! The City captain strolls over, picks up the trophy and thrusts it high into the air!


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Kevin de Bruyne, Kyle Walker and Rodri get some love from the CIty faithful, there's just one man let now...

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Homegrown academy product Phil Foden picks up his fifth Premier League winners' medal. Not bad for a 22-year-old. 

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The crowd goes wild for Erling Haaland! The Viking has plundered his way through the Premier League this season and you get the sense that he's only just getting started. 

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Jack Grealish gets a pretty good reception too. One of the star performers in a City side that has been out of this world. 

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The players collect their medals

After a brilliant end to the season City's players now take their applause from the Man City fans out on the pitch. Everyone's getting a brilliant reception but John Stones seems to have had the warmest response so far. 

'Johnny, Johnny Stones! Johnny, Johnny Stones!" they chant

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Pep Guardiola takes the applause from the Manchester City supporters

The City boss, the architect of this sensational team, walks out onto the pitch before his adoring crowd. Guardiola has swapped his smart-casual knitwear for a Man City shirt with 'Champions 23' on the back. 

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The trophy is out on the Etihad pitch

The ceremony is well underway now, beginning with a procession of the City backroom staff out on the pitch. Now the Premier LEague trophy is carried out to the centre circle to rapturous applause from the City support. 

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The treble is on!

City fans prepare for historic season

What do you think? 

Manchester City are closing in on a historic treble. Premier League done, Pep's side are now just two games from immortality. 

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The stage is set...

All the fans have now left the pitch and we're all set for the Manchester City trophy lift now. Footage from inside the City changing room shows Jack Grealish, Julian Alvarez and others singing along to 'We Are The Champions'. 

They certainly are...

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Etihad Stadium rejoices

City fans celebrate with a pitch invasion

There was delight in Manchester as City beat Chelsea to celebrate the Premier League title. 

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City's goalscorer celebrates Chelsea win

Julian Álvarez has been forced to play a support role to Erling Haaland this season but he came up trumps today, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Chelsea. 

The Argentinian forward, who won the World Cup earlier this season, impressed again today and can now celebrate his first trophy with the club.

How did City fans celebrate the league?

Here's how the Etihad Stadium looked a few moments after the full time whistle went in Manchester today. The fans have now been cleared, and we're just minutes away from the trophy lift now.

Stewards clear the pitch invaders

After a brief frolic on the Etihad turf, most of the celebrating City fans have now left the pitch. The stage is being readied for the return of the champions...

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WATCH: City fans stage pitch invasion

Here's what we're seeing at the Etihad Stadium, wild scenes in Manchester to mark a hat trick of Premier LEague titles.

Huge pitch invasion at the Etihad

Thousands of City fans on on the pitch to celebrate a third consecutive league title win. Stewards are gradually trying to move them from the turf but there's a party going on in the centre circle that may take some time to clear. 

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City fans charge onto the pitch to celebrate the title. Security rush on the escort the players from the field but this is very definitely a celebration. 

We'll be keeping you updated on the happening from the Etihad Stadium rght up to the trophy lift

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Full time in Manchester!

That's that at the Etihad Stadium. City win 1-0.

Chance! Chelsea

Nearly an equaliser, right at the death. Pulisic fired a cross into the box and Foden had to make a hurried clearance at the back post.

City clear the resultant corner and that should be that.

City fairly content to knock the ball around the back in the final moments. The crowds are ready for a party and there's only a few more seconds for the Etihad faithful to wait now. 

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Three minutes of added time

Three minutes to go, City fans want the final whistle now.

Chance! Chelsea

A decent opening for Mykhailo Mudryk there but the Chelsea forward thrashes the ball over the bar. Still no goals for the January signing.

'Campeones, Campeones' rings around the Etihad Stadium as we approach the end of normal time. They want a second. Can City double their lead and really get the party started? 

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No real chances for Haaland so far, he's clearly eager  to get on the scoresheet though. He leaps an absurd height to connect with a De Bruyne corner but can only nod it back across the box. 

Alvarez's wild shot flies over the bar. 

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Chelsea substitutions

Carney Chukwuemeka and Kalidou Koulibaly come on for Chelsea for the final ten.

A little update on the City team now...

- Rodri has slotted into the defence alongside John Stones

- Alvarez has been shifted out to the left wing

- De Bruyne seems to be playing as a number ten, ahead of Foden and Phillips

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City substitution

Confirmation now that Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri are on for City, replacing Laporte and Gomez.

Just under 15 minutes of normal time remaining now. City fans are hoping for a second to put the game beyond Chelsea and it looks like Pep is thinking the same. 

De Bruyne and Rodri are preparing to come on...

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Chance! Man City

That didn't take long!

Haaland makes a darting run in behind the Chelsea defence and fires a low ball across the six-yard-box. No one there to meet it, but a show of intent from the City number nine.

City substitution

Huge huge in the Etihad Stadium as Erling Haaland enters the fray for the final 20 minutes, replacing Riyad Mahrez.

Nope, it will not count. 

After a brief VAR check the goal is ruled out for a handball from Riyad Mahrez. Correct decision made there. 

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Goal? Manchester City

Julian Álvarez gets his second, slotting into an empty net. 

But wait, maybe a handball. Will this count?

Chelsea substitutions

Two attacking changes for Chelsea as Mykhailo Mudryk and Noni Madueke come on to replace Connor Gallagher and Raheem Sterling.

Chance! Chelsea

So nearly an equaliser there for Chelsea!

Raheem Sterling makes a clever run in behind and beats Kyle Walker with a dummy. His shot squirms past Ortega but John Stones gets back in time to clear it off the line. 

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Huge round of applause at the Etihad Stadium as Erling Haaland warms up along the touchline. 

The title may be decided but Haaland may have a chance to strike another blow in his personal battle against Chelsea FC. The City striker has scored 36 Premier League goals so far, exactly the same number as Chelsea have managed this year. 

Will either of them score today?

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Close! Man City

Chelsea are saved by the post as a John Stones header cannons back off the woodwork.

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John Stones comes on to replace Manuel Akaji, one of only two players to keep his place in the team today.

Chance! Chelsea

Decent effort from the visitors!

Raheem Sterling skips through the middle and find youngster Lewis Hall on the left. He cuts inside and fires a firm shot at goal but his effort is well held by Ortega.

Some neat footwork from Ruben Loftus-Cheek allows the midfielder to break through the City midfield and find Connor Gallagher in space on the right. He's quickly swarmed by City players and the home side retrieve the ball. 

How long until Chelsea get it back?

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A few of the City subs have starting warming up to rapturous applause from the home support. 

Pep is keeping his team the same for now but it surely won't be long until the City boss makes some changes. 

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And we're off...

The party continues at the Etihad, we're back underway with City leading 1-0.

No changes at the break, we're nearly ready to kick off again at the Etihad...

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Kyle Walker captains City on landmark appearance

The England full back had slipped down the pecking order at City in recent months but returned to the starting XI against Real Madrid and performed brilliantly. 

The City stalwart kept his place to play Chelsea today and captained the team on his 250th appearance for the club.

A relaxing afternoon at the Etihad Stadium so far. City have, of course, dominated the ball but haven't stretched themselves too much in possession. 

Julian Alvarez's early goal gives the champions the lead at the break but there were half chances for both sides at points. 

The home crowd are here for a good time and, with the sun beating down on Manchester, they are having some fun in the stands. 

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It was Kai Havertz in the end but his left-footed attempt is block by the wall and cleared for a corner. 

City keep it out and the whistle is blown for half time.

Final chance for Chelsea with a freekick in a promising position. Roughly 25 yards, Enzo Fernandez standing over it...

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One additional minute

There will be one more minute of a fairly uneventful first half. 

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Another sustained spell of possession for City now, with Kalvin Phillips dictating the play in the midfield. 

The former Leeds man is really getting into his stride now and lets fly from distance. The effort goes wide but the Etihad crowd are appreciative of the intent. 

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With the score at 1-0 will Pep Guardiola decide to make a change at the break? Who does the City boss have on the bench?

Well, one of Haaland, Grealish, Gündogan, De Bruyne or Bernardo Silva might be worth a go in the second half. 

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Chance! Chelsea

We may have a game on here! 

Lewis Hall whips in a cross from the Chelsea left and finds Connor Gallagher at the back post. The midfielder's header cannons off the frame of the goal and is cleared by City. 

Reason to be confident for Chelsea, though.

Chance! Chelsea

A real chance for Raheem Sterling there! 

A smart through ball from Kai Havertz found the former City man racing through on goal but his prodded effort is saved by Ortega. 

Chances like that, on the transition, are Chelsea's best route back into this game.

Chelsea are really struggling to get a foothold in the game. They look fairly well set up out of possession but are struggling to click on the rare occasions that they actually have the ball. 

Kai Havertz looks isolated up front and Enzo Fernandez hasn't been able to dictate the game for his side. 


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Chance! Man City

What an effort! Nearly a goal of the season contender from Phil Foden, who brings down a raking pass from Kalvin Phillips and floats a delicate chip just past the far post.

Chance! Man City

A brilliant turn from Phil Foden sets City on the attack and gets Cole Palmer into space behind the Chelsea defence. He fires low and hard across the box but there are enough Chelsea bodies back to clear the danger.

'Stand up, for the champions' rings around the Etihad Stadium. 

City fans are making the most of this sunny day in Manchester, the team seem to be enjoying themselves too. 


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First spell of controlled possession for Chelsea as they knock the ball around at the back. That's quietened the home crowd slightly but there's no getting away from the party atmosphere in the Etihad Stadium today. 


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Kai Havertz

The Chelsea forward goes into the book for a late challenge on Kalvin Phillips. A first sign of frustration, perhaps.

Chance! Manchester City

Cole Palmer is causing all sorts of problems down the left, running onto a through ball from Foden to create another opening for City. 

Alvarez and Mahrez both have efforts blocked and Chelsea get the ball clear, but City are well on top now.

GOOOALLLL! Julian Alvarez

Erling who?! The Argentinian breaks the deadlock with a sharp right-footed finish past Kepa in the Chelsea net. 

That didn't take long.

A brilliant raking ball from Ortega finds Cole Palmer in space on the left. He looks to get in behind the Chelsea backline but Azpilacueta shows a surprising turn of pace to keep up with the City youngster. 

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Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea)

The Chelsea midfielder is down after a clash with Kyle Walker. He's back up now, but that looked like a painful one.

For Chelsea, Frank Lampard has gone for the same box midfield that he has employed in recent weeks.

Connor Gallagher and Raheem Sterling are playing behind Kai Havertz, with Enzo Fernandez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek offering extra protection for the defence. 

They look pretty solid so far. 

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Chance! Manchester City

Decent effort from Sergio Gomez who slashes at a weak clearance from Kai Havertz. The Spaniard's effort is struck with venom but spins wide of the Chelsea goal.

Manchester City look to be setting in in the same fluid 4-3-3 that has brought them so much success this season. Kalvin Phillips, making his first league start this season, starts at the base of the midfield with Phil Foden and Rico Lewis either side of the former Leeds man. 

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And we're off

Manchester City get us started at the Etihad Stadium. The crowd is readied for a party, can this second-choice City XI secure the three points today?

The champions are ready

There are nine changes to Pep Guardiola's side today, but Manchester City are still a very impressive proposition. Can the much-changed side keep up City's incredible winning run against Chelsea today?

We're about to find out...

Chelsea prepare a guard of honor

We're nearly underway at the Etihad Stadium but there's one piece of pageantry for City fans to saviour first...

Chelsea players form a guard of honor for the Manchester City team who take to the field today, a mark of respect for the Premier League title. 

Spare a thought for Raheem Sterling, the former City star who must now applaud his old teammates onto the Etihad turf. 

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Kalvin Phillips makes first league start for City

Midfielder Kalvin Phillips left his boyhood club, Leeds United, last summer in a £45 million deal. At most clubs that would be a statement signing, but at Manchester City that is not quite the case. 

Phillips makes his first league start today in City's 36th Premier League fixture, highlighting the strength of Pep Guardiola's team. 

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The stage is set at the Etihad Stadium...

Chelsea make the trip to Manchester for their Premier League fixture today. The Etihad Stadium will be a sell-out as the home crowd celebrates a third consecutive league title for Pep Guardiola's men. 

Can Chelsea pull off a shock against a much-changed City side, or will the champions have too much for the visitors?
How many league titles has Pep Guardiola won?

Pep Guardiola's team wrapped up another title yesterday when Arsenal lost at Nottingham Forest. That clinched the Spaniard's 11th league title in 14 seasons as a first team manager. 

We take a look at his record...

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard speaks ahead of City clash

"We have to respect it in the right way, because they are the champions and it is well deserved."

"Maybe they're more relaxed, they have changed the team quite a bit, and they'll just want to enjoy it."


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Manchester City vs Chelsea: Starting XIs

In case you missed it, here's how the two teams line up today...

Manchester City XI: Ortega, Walker, Akanji, Laporte, Lewis, Phillips, Foden, Palmer, Mahrez, Gomez, Alvarez

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Fofana, Silva, Chalobah, Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Enzo, Gallagher, Hall, Sterling, Havertz

Nine changes for City today as Pep Guardiola gives his first choice side a rest after their midweek exploits against Real Madrid. Frank Lampard opts for a back four, with Sterling and Havertz leading the line for Chelsea. 

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What is a ‘guard of honor’ in soccer? When do teams do it?

Will Chelsea give Manchester City a guard of honor today? We're expecting the visitors to mark City's Premier League title win with a round of applause as they enter the pitch. 

A guard of honor is fairly common when playing against a title-winning side, but the practice is not without historic controversies. We take a look...

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How many changes has Pep Guardiola made to the City team?

City's focus now shifts towards two cup finals that couple cement this team's place in football history. They face Manchester United in the FA Cup final and Inter Milan in the Champions League final, giving them a chance to become only the second English side to complete the treble. 

With those games in mind, Pep makes nine changes to the team to play Chelsea. at the Etihad today. Walker and Akanji are the only two who keep their place from the thrashing of Real Madrid.

Kalvin Phillips makes his first Premier League start for the club, at the very end of his first season with the club. 

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Etihad Stadium prepared for trophy lift

For the third season on the bounce the Premier League will be lifted at the Etihad Stadium. League officials have just delivered the iconic trophy in preparation for the celebrations. City captain Ilkay Gundogan will have the honour of lifting the trophy at the end of today's game.
Haaland shares his favorite and “too embarrassing” hobby

Erling Haaland drops to the bench today as Pep Guardiola rings the changes for City. More time for the Norwegian to spend on his bizarre hobby, perhaps?

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And here's the Chelsea starting XI...

Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz lead the line for Frank Lampard's Chelsea today, with youngster Lewis Hall also making the starting XI. 

Chelsea have struggled for form this season but do they have a chance today against a much-changed Manchester City team?

Manchester City make big changes for Chelsea games

Pep Guardiola opts to rest several of his key players for the visit of Chelsea today. 

Here's how they line up...

Ortega Moreno - Walker, Akanji, Laporte, Lewis - Phillips, Foden, Palmer - Mahrez, Gomez, Alvarez

Substitutes: Ederson, Dias, Stones, Gundogan, Haaland, Grealish, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo

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The champions arrive in Manchester

The crowds gathered outside the Etihad Stadium get a glimpse of the 2022/23 Premier League champions for the first time! It's all blue shirts and blue flares in Manchester today to welcome back Pep Guardiola's side.

What time is Manchester City vs Chelsea?

Waiting for today's Premier League fixtures between Manchester City and Chelsea? Wherever you are in the world, here's what time the action from the Etihad Stadium will begin...

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard hopes for improved showing

It is no exaggeration to say that Chelsea have had a nightmare season under their new owners. They are now on their third manager, they sit 12th in the table and have no chance of European qualification for the first time in more than two decades. 

However, interim boss Frank Lampard wants his side to show some pride in their remaining fixtures.
Manchester City win the Premier League: what is ‘the treble’ and which European men’s teams have won it?

Pep Guardiola's side may have wrapped up the Premier League title with three games remaining but there is plenty more in their sights for this season. The Blues are now just two matches away from a historic treble. 

In the history of English football only one other side, rivals Manchester United, have completed a treble. Could this be the year that City finally break their Champions League duck?

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Manchester City celebrate Premier League triumph

For the third season in a row Manchester City will end it as Premier League winners. The were confirmed as the champions on Saturday and the whole squad was together to watch Nottingham Forest close out a crucial victory over Arsenal. 

Here's how City celebrated...

Hello, and welcome to AS USA!

I'm Will and I'll be taking you through all the action from today's Premier League clash between Manchester City and Chelsea and the Etihad Stadium. 

Pep Guardiola's side were confirmed as champions yesterday when Arsenal lost to Nottingham Forest and they are expected to receive a guard of honor from the visitors. 

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