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EPL: Manchester City win title after Arsenal’s defeat at Nottingham Forest

Manchester City players and staff celebrate after winning title

Manchester City won their third Premier League title in a row and their fifth in six seasons after Nottingham Forest beat Arsenal at the City Ground to secure their survival.

Only Manchester United, in 1998-99, have previously achieved that feat – and it is their derby rivals whom City will meet at Wembley on 3 June before facing Inter Milan a week later in Istanbul, where they will seek their first Champions League triumph.

City will lift the trophy after they play Chelsea on Sunday.

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Captain Ilkay Gundogan said: “The Premier League is, without doubt, the most demanding and competitive league in the world, so that tells you everything about what an achievement this is.

“To have won this trophy three times in a row and five times in six years is incredible. That quality and consistency help sum up what Manchester City stand for and ensure the club will continue to strive for success going forward.

“It has been a season I will never forget.”

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Taiwo Awoniyi’s 19th-minute goal was enough to seal the victory and spark jubilant scenes from the home supporters at the final whistle.

Arsenal dominated possession, but Mikel Arteta’s men could not find a way through Forest’s spirited defence to force City to win a fifth title in six years themselves.

Awoniyi scores for Nottingham Forest
Awoniyi scored the winner for Nottingham Forest

After what must have seemed like an age as he paced up and down his technical area, waiting for seven minutes of injury time to pass and the loss of goalkeeper Keylor Navas in the very last seconds, Forest boss Steve Cooper was able to celebrate survival.

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In the stand above, owner Evangelos Marinakis was also hugged by those around him, having been rewarded for keeping faith with Cooper during a tumultuous campaign.

Other results

AFC Bournemouth 0 – 1 Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 3 Brentford

Fulham 2 -2 Crystal Palace

Liverpool 1 – 1 Aston Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 – 1 Everton

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