For the second time in three years, Manchester City are the Premier League champions. Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany scored in the 2-0 win over West Ham as the club that trailed behind the leading pack all season long because of games in hands finished the job without a shred of a problem on the final day.
The fourth league title for Manchester City came in a match without too much pressure, as City needed only a draw to claim the trophy. Liverpool went behind early in their match against Newcastle, which seemed to put some drive into Manchester City’s players to finish the job.
Samir Nasri scored first with a long range shot that Adrian should have done better in handling, giving Manchester City the lead before half time. Four minutes into the second half, the pressure didn’t stop, and Vincent Kompany scored by rising above the others to erase any doubt anyone had about who’ll win the title.
West Ham had three shots at goal all match long, and never looked like a team capable of actually turning the season upside down on the final day. Manchester City, favorites to win the title at the beginning of the season, had quite a few ups and downs through this year before finally finishing first.
After losing to Liverpool at Anfield the dream seemed to be over, but Liverpool messing up against Chelsea opened the door once again. A big win over Everton was probably the final hurdle en route to the promised land, followed by two comfortable home wins over Aston Villa and now West Ham.
Manchester City fans still aren’t used to this. Unlike Bayern Munich fans, not setting a single foot on the ground after winning yet another German championship, Manchester City fans exploded onto the pitch once the final whistle was blown. Who remembers now that this team has a huge cloud of doubt above their heads called Financial Fair Play. But they’ll worry about that on a different day. Now is time for celebrating.