Arsenal lost 0-1 to Nottingham…give man city the championship
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Lee Young-ho = English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) Manchester City (Man City) put the first button in achieving the ‘Treble’ with the early victory confirmed thanks to Arsenal, which collapsed on its own.
Man City confirmed this season’s champion regardless of the remaining games as Arsenal lost 0-1 in the 2022-2023 EPL round 37 match between Arsenal and Nottingham Forest held at The City Ground in Nottingham, England on the 21st (Korean time).
With the defeat on this day, Arsenal (81 points), with one game left until the end of the season, could not catch up with Man City (85 points), who had three games left, and the championship trophy belonged to Man City.
As a result, Man City enjoyed the joy of winning three consecutive seasons (2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023 seasons) with the 7th overall win on the EPL stage that started in the 1992-1993 season.
Manchester City is the second player in history to win the championship in three consecutive seasons since the EPL was launched, following Manchester United (2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 seasons).
In particular, manager Pepe Guardiola, who leads Man City, has led the EPL championship five times (2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023 seasons) since taking the helm in February 2016, solidifying his position as a master. did.
In addition, ‘monster goal scorer’ Elling Hollan scored 36 regular league goals in his EPL debut season, beating Harry Kane (Tottenham, 28 goals) early on and reserving the top scorer spot, becoming the number one contributor to the team’s championship.
In addition, midfielder Kevin Debrawiner, who is a ‘war veteran’, is also likely to be the assist king with 16 assists.The gap between Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) and Muhammad Salah (Liverpool, 11 above), tied for second in assists, widened to five.
This season’s EPL progressed until the end of the season with Arsenal’s leading run and Man City’s fierce pursuit.
Arsenal, who rose to the lead from the 3rd round, kept first place until the 23rd round, then lost 1-3 in the 12th round match against Manchester City on February 16, giving up the lead for a while.
However, shortly after Manchester City’s win over Arsenal, Arsenal regained the lead by beating Aston Villa 4-2 while drawing Nottingham Forest 1-1 in Round 24.
As the fierce battle for first place continued, Arsenal collapsed on their own.
Arsenal ended in a draw from rounds 30 to 33, and on April 27, in the season’s second match against Man City, Arsenal lost 1-4, giving the excuse for a come-from-behind victory.
Manchester City continued their run for the title after taking the lead with a 3-0 win over West Ham in the 34th round on May 4.
Arsenal eventually suffered two consecutive defeats in the 36th and 37th rounds, giving away the championship trophy to Man City and failing to recapture the championship in 19 years.
Man City’s goal after winning the EPL comeback is now to achieve the treble.
Man City is also in the final of the 2022-2023 England Football Association (FA) Cup, and has also reached the final of the UEFA Champions League.
Man City’s opponent in the FA Cup final (June 3, local time) is Manchester United, and the opponent in the UEFA Champions League final (June 10, local time) is Inter Milan (Italy).
Previously, Manchester City achieved a treble by sweeping all the EPL, FA Cup and League Cup in the 2018-2019 season.However, since all of the tournaments took place on the English stage, it was recorded as a ‘home treble’.
Manchester City, who have yet to win the UEFA Champions League, have a good chance to achieve a true treble this time.