In a home match at Old Trafford, Manchester United lost 2-1 to Leicester City to make Manchester City champions of the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola’s City may now win a historic treble, if the Champions League finalists win over Chelsea in UEFA’s competition.
After all, they have already won the Premier League and League (EFL) Cup titles in the 2020-21 season.
Curiously, City didn’t win in a match of their own, but because United lost a crucial match.
Because United are ten points behind and only have three matches left, City’s lead over them is insurmountable.
United vs Leicester
We predicted that United would only manage a 1-1 draw with Leisecter because of their exhaustingly packed schedule. However, the actual results were worse.
In the match at Old Trafford, visitors Leicester opened the scoring when Youri Tielemans ran into the empty right flank.
He swung in a teasing cross to the back post, where Luke Thomas side-footed a left-foot volley. The ball ended up in the far top corner for an early 0-1 lead.
However, United equalized five minutes later after Mason Greenwood picked up a pass from Amad Diallo.
Greenwood made his way through the Leicester defence to tuck his well-placed shot just inside Kasper Schmeichel’s far post.
However, eventually, Çaglar Soyuncu’s bullet header from a corner kick shortly after the hour put Leicester back in front.
Brendan Rodgers’ team thus took home three crucial points for Champions League qualifications while United lost the EPL to City.
So, Manchester United lost 2-1 to Leicester City to make Manchester City champions of the English top-flight.
Watch the above-mentioned highlights and the after-match reactions here.
United Head Coach on Last Night’s League Loss
“Of course, it’s not the position we want to be in,” said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“We pushed (City) until the last 10, 12 days of the season,” he said about their journey. “They have been lauded, and rightly so, as one of the best teams that’s been in the Premier League.”
He then congratulated the mastermind of the other Manchester club: “They’ve shown where the bar is. I want to congratulate Pep [Guardiola].”