Man City heading for Premier League title but Arsenal fighting back


Manchester City are on the brink of winning a record fourth straight Premier League title after taking a 2-1 lead over West Ham into half-time on the final day of the season.

Trailing by two points ahead of the final day, Arsenal were hoping for a favour from West Ham just days after similar prayers for Tottenham to produce an upset against City fell on deaf ears – a point that delighted many a Spurs fan.

Arsenal knew they needed a win over Everton to have any chance of winning a first Premier League title since 2004, but their prospects took an early hit when Phil Foden put this relentless City machine ahead against West Ham inside just two minutes.

Foden underlined his recent crowning as the Premier League’s player of the season when finding the top corner from 20 yards out for his 26th goal of the season.

The 23-year-old then doubled City’s tally in the 18th minute, although there remains hope for Arsenal after West Ham cut the deficit in half thanks to Mohammed Kudus’ stunning overhead kick.

Arsenal themselves were drawing 1-1 with Everton at half-time, the Gunners bouncing back from the shock of conceding Idrissa Gueye’s deflected free-kick through Takehiro Tomiyasu’s equaliser.

As it stands, though, City will become the first-ever English side to win four consecutive top-flight titles, a feat Pep Guardiola achieved with both Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

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