Manchester City were crowned as the Premier League champions after Manchester United suffered a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday.
Manchester United lost 2-1 to Leicester City. (Reuters Photo)
- Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Tuesday
- Manchester United were beaten 2-1 at home by Leicester City
- City are 10 points clear of United with just three games left for both teams
Manchester City were crowned as Premier League champions with three games to spare after second-placed Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City on Tuesday.
Pep Guardiola’s City side, who missed the chance to seal the title when they were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea on Saturday, are 10 points clear of United, who also have three games left.
It is City’s third Premier League title in five seasons under Guardiola and their fifth in the last 10.
United, who face Liverpool on Thursday, their third game in five days, made 10 changes to their side who won at Aston Villa on Sunday with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer throwing in several young players.
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Leicester grabbed a 10th-minute lead with a superbly taken first Premier League goal from 19-year-old left back Luke Thomas who volleyed in a deep Youri Tielemans cross from a tight angle.
United struck back five minutes later with two of their teenagers combining as Amad Diallo found Mason Greenwood and the forward’s excellent touch allowed him to find space for a low drive into the far corner.
Leicester threatened after the break with David De Gea doing well to deny Kelechi Iheanacho at close range but the decisive goal was a simple affair in the 66th minute as Caglar Soyuncu thumped home a header from a Marc Albrighton corner.
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