City clinches record fourth consecutive Premier League title after West Ham win

Manchester City clinched a record fourth successive English Premier League title after beating West Ham 3:1 at home. At the Etihad, the Citizens held their own and did not allow Arsenal to overtake them on the final day of the Premier League season.

The match started in a dream way for Pep Guardiola and company after two quick goals as early as the 18th minute. City, who were two points ahead of Mikel Arteta's Arsenal before the last 38th round, went two goals clear of their opponents today thanks to two strikes from Premier League Player of the Season Phil Foden. At the end of the half, however, the Hammers got a goal back in one of their rare situations in front of Stefan Ortega's goal. Former Ajax footballer Mohamed Kudus scored a spectacular scissor kick.

After the break, however, City restored their two-goal lead through the ever-present midfielder Rodri, who scored after Bernardo Silva's second assist of the game. By the end, West Ham were halted by VAR in their bid to reduce the deficit in the closing minutes and the hosts made history by becoming the first team to win the Premier League title in four consecutive campaigns. West Ham, who will have a new manager from next season following the news of David Moyes' departure, finished the season in ninth place with 52 points and will not play in Europe.

At the "Emirates", Arsenal achieved a pyrrhic turnaround against Everton for the final 2:1. The hosts were hoping for a misstep from City, as even a draw at the Etihad, backed by three points for the Gunners, would have been enough for Arteta and company to claim the Londoners' first title since 2004. However, the scenario was not like that, and The Toffees took the lead with a goal by Idrissa Gueye. Takehiro Tomiyasu equalized before Kai Havertz completed the turnaround in the 89th minute - a turnaround that left the Gunners with a bitter taste. Arsenal finish the campaign in second place for the second successive season, but this time just two points behind new-old champions City. /BGNES