Recap: Manchester City vs Chelsea 0:1 (Sport1)
Arsenal's defeat on Saturday officially crowned Manchester City champions for the third time in a row, so Guardiola stepped up in the secondary against Chelsea. That was enough for him to win again thanks to Julián Alvarez's goal that made it 0-1.
The biggest drama of the day was already recorded in London, where West Ham beat Leeds 1-3 and are on the verge of relegation to the Championship. Brighton also beat Southampton 1-3 in the Championship and the victory effectively secured their place in the Europa League next season.
Already with the head in the cup final and in the championship. Guardiola (Photo: Reuters)
Manchester City vs Chelsea 0:1
After a miraculous qualification to the Champions League final, the table leaders secured a ninth title in their history on Saturday thanks to Arsenal's defeat against Nottingham. Therefore, Pep Guardiola came up today in a secondary line-up against the Blues - and that was enough for another victory in the last home game of the season, at the end of which the fans burst onto the pitch.
"I don't care what happens at Nottingham, I want to win to win the title," Pep Guardiola said before the game. "Of course we are pleased to have reached the Champions League final, but for me the league is the most important competition. Tennis players always say that when they serve to win Wimbledon, that's their hardest point. We're fortunate to be able to win a championship at home, in front of our own crowd, and we've got to take this chance."
However, as mentioned, he replaced almost his entire line-up, so the stars remained on the bench, including Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland, who only came off the bench for the final minutes. This means the attack was led by Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Cole Palmer and Julián Albers. In goal, Ortega excelled, defending Rico Luiz and Sergio Gomes, and in midfield, making his league debut for the Citizens Kalvin Phillips. In a game that was only for the record, Palmer's superb assist for Albers in the 12th minute decided the match and left Chelsea with six consecutive defeats to City in which they did not score once.
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Recap: West Ham United vs Leeds 1:3 (Sport1)
West Ham United vs Leeds 1:3
After reaching the Conference League finals and practically securing their stay in the league before the match, today the Hammers officially secured another Premier League season and did so in style with a win in their final home game of the season. Leeds United, on the other hand, are on the safe path to the Championship following another defeat that leaves them below the red line - all three years after returning to the Premier League after 16 long years.
Rodrigo's spectacular goal in the 17th minute put the visitors ahead to a costly lead that would have bounced them over the red line, but local captain Declan Rice, perhaps in his last Premier League appearance as a West Ham player before leaving for one of the greats, probably for Arsenal, equalised from an assist from Jarrod Bowen in the 31st minute. The turnaround was completed when Bowen found the net in the 72nd minute and Leeds couldn't come back, even conceding 3-1 in extra time from a Manuel Lancini goal, another player likely to part ways with West Ham who can now focus solely on the final against Fiorentina on June 7.
Leeds must beat Tottenham Hotspur at home in the final round and hope for Everton's defeat against Bournemouth, knowing that even a win and a draw for the Toffees might not be enough. If that wasn't enough, Leeds also lost Patrick Bamford to injury in the first half.
Leeds remained below the red line before the final round. McKinney (Photo: Reuters)
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Recap: Brighton vs Southampton 1:3 (Sport1)
Brighton vs Southampton 1:3
Brighton's incredible season will end with a ticket to a European factory, probably to the Europa League thanks to their huge advantage over Aston Villa, who are three points behind. The Seagulls beat Southampton, who had already dropped out of the Championship and, thanks to their goal difference (+20 to Aston Villa's +4), practically secured sixth place and qualification for the first European campaign in their history. It's hard to believe Brighton won't play in the Europa League given their goal difference, but if they lose 9-0 to Aston Villa, they will play in the Conference League.
Owen Ferguson benefited from assists from Alexis McAllister and Caro Mitoma to score a pair in the 29th and 40th minutes, Pascal Gross set the final score in the 69th minute and in between Mohamed Elyounoussi only shrank in the 58th minute after a James Ward Prause corner.
Seagulls next season in the Europa League (Photo: Reuters)
English League 2022/23
group Games Victories Even Losses Gates Points 1 Manchester City 36 28 4 4 31-93 88 2 Arsenal 37 25 6 6 43-83 81 3 Newcastle 36 19 12 5 32-67 69 4 Manchester United 36 21 6 9 41-52 69 5 Liverpool 37 19 9 9 43-71 66 6 Brighton 36 18 7 11 50-70 61 7 Aston Villa 37 17 7 13 45-49 58 8 Tottenham 37 17 6 14 62-66 57 9 Brentford 37 14 14 9 46-57 56 10 Fulham 37 15 7 15 51-54 52 11 Crystal Palace 37 11 11 15 48-39 44 12 Chelsea 36 11 10 15 42-36 43 13 Wolves 37 11 8 18 53-31 41 14 West Ham United 37 11 7 19 53-41 40 15 Bournemouth 37 11 6 20 70-37 39 16 Nottingham Forest 37 9 10 18 67-37 37 17 Everton 37 7 12 18 57-33 33 18 Leeds 37 7 10 20 74-47 31 19 Leicester City 36 8 6 22 67-49 30 20 Southampton 37 6 6 25 69-32 24
The Round of 37 will conclude on Monday when Newcastle host Leicester (22pm, Sport00).
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