Manchester City 2 West Ham United 0 – City reclaim Premier League title
City score 101st and 102nd goals of the campaign to narrowly beat Liverpool to the line
May 11th, 2014
Manchester City are the Premier League champions for the 2013/14 season following a comfortable 2-0 win against West Ham which saw Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany ensure there were no slip-ups at the Etihad Stadium.
City finish up with 86 points thanks to 27 wins from 38 games and they managed 102 goals after this routine triumph which saw them rarely troubled by a West Ham side who staved off their opponents until the 39th minute when Nasri broke the deadlock.
Shortly after half-time and the result wasn’t in any doubt after captain Kompany doubled his team’s advantage, with City able to play out to the final whistle without being overly troubled.
Meanwhile at Anfield, the Reds were stunned in the 20th minute when Martin Skrtel put the ball into his own net, although quickfire goals from Daniel Agger and Daniel Sturridge in the 63rd and 65th minute ensured that Liverpool held up their end of the bargain.
The game finished with Newcastle down to nine men following Shola Ameobi’s two yellow cards in the space of a minute, while Paul Dummett also saw red late in the game.
Chelsea finished two points further back after coming from behind to beat Cardiff City, with the Blues conceding just 27 goals all season although a goals-for column of 71 left them way behind the leading two teams.
Arsenal were also successful when winning 2-0 at Norwich City, which saw Aaron Ramsey open the scoring before Carl Jenkinson double the Gunners’ advantage.
Everton finished with a flourish by recording a 2-0 victory at Hull City, with Tottenham making sure of that other Europa League spot thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win against Aston Villa which saw Spurs 3-0 up by half-time.