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Manchester City Crowned Premier League Champion

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany raises the trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and West Ham at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. (Photo Credit: Jon Super)

Manchester City has been crowned the Premier League champion after the club’s comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham at the Etihad Stadium.

The result rendered Liverpool’s 2-1 win against Newcastle meaningless and sees City lift the title for the second time in three years, having missed out to Manchester United last season.

The trophy marks Manuel Pellegrini’s first league title since leaving South America for Europe in July 2004, and is his second piece of silverware this term after guiding City to Capital One Cup glory earlier this year.

A goal in each half from Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany sealed the win over West Ham, while Liverpool went a goal down at Anfield and required second-half strikes from Daniel Agger and Daniel Sturridge to end its campaign with a victory.

Chelsea was also forced to come from behind in its final game of the season at Cardiff City. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, which was already relegated prior to the match, took the lead through Craig Bellamy but goals from Andre Schurrle and Fernando Torres secured the win for Jose Mourinho’s charges, who finished in third spot.

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