Man City 1-0 Chelsea: Julian Alvarez scores the winner as Pep Guardiola’s side celebrate title with another win
Manchester City celebrated their Premier League title triumph with a 1-0 win over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.
Julian Alvarez scored the goal early in the game and had another ruled out for a handball by Riyad Mahrez in the build-up. Although Conor Gallagher hit the post for Frank Lampard’s struggling side, one goal was enough to take City seven points clear at the top.
With Pep Guardiola making nine changes to the team that dismantled Real Madrid on Wednesday evening, this was far from City’s strongest side but they still played slicker football. Chelsea are now certain to finish in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
How Man City celebrated with a victory
With the stadium bathed in sunshine, there was a celebratory mood long before kick-off with the home supporters reveling in the confirmation of their third consecutive title win following Arsenal’s defeat away to Nottingham Forest the previous evening.
The breakthrough goal came when Wesley Fofana gifted City possession with a poor pass and Cole Palmer’s precision pass found Alvarez. The Argentine produced a composed finish to beat Kepa Arrizabalaga and start the party inside the stadium.
Palmer had a chance of his own soon after and Phil Foden also went close, his looping effort drifting just wide after being put through by a fine Kalvin Phillips pass. The midfielder looked assured in what was his long-awaited first Premier League start for the club.