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Premier League Review: Phil Foden stars as City secure record fourth title

Manchester City had made sure the title destiny remained in their hands with their crucial midweek win at Tottenham and they were not going to slip up on the final day at the Etihad as they powered to a 3-1 win over West Ham, helped by Phil Foden's opening goal inside two minutes.

Their victory rendered Arsenal's result redundant, the Gunners eventually overcoming Everton 2-1 to finish second once again to the Citizens, while Liverpool made sure Jurgen Klopp got a winning send-off in a 2-0 success over Wolves.

Aston Villa had already secured fourth going into the final day which may help to explain their 5-0 hiding at in-form Crystal Palace, while those clubs behind them from fifth to eighth all won to eliminate any last-day drama in the race for the European places.

Nottingham Forest were all but secure going into their final game but they ensured their survival regardless with a 2-1 win at Burnley, who return to the Championship with the other promoted sides, Luton and Sheffield United.

City 10/11 to make it five on the spin

Manchester City made it four Premier League titles in a row after a final-day success over West Ham saw them secure top spot by two points.

Pep Guardiola’s men now go in search of the league and cup double, with City 1/6 to beat Manchester rivals United and lift the FA Cup trophy at Wembley next weekend.

Arsenal ultimately had to settle for second once again after coming from behind to beat Everton 2-1 at the Emirates, with Kai Havertz scoring the winner in the 89th minute.

And the Gunners are not expected to reverse the form next season, with the champions installed as the 10/11 favourites to win the title in 2024/25, with Mikel Arteta's men next best at 9/4.

Foden 12/1 to follow City success at Euro 2024

Phil Foden scored twice against the Hammers to cap a fantastic season for the 23-year-old, who is 12/1 to be named UEFA Player of the Tournament at this summer’s Euros.

The midfielder made it 19 goals for the season as the defending champions retained their crown and became the first team in the Premier League era to win four consecutive titles.

City were two goals up within the first 18 minutes, Foden scoring both, before West Ham pulled a goal back three minutes before half-time thanks to a spectacular effort from Mohamed Kudus.

The hosts put the seal on the win though with Rodri firing in low from edge of the area, with Alphonse Areola unsighted and unable to keep it out.

Arsenal needed a favour from West Ham and then win their game with Everton, with Mikel Arteta’s men leaving it late to beat the Toffees.

A deflected free-kick put the visitors in front and although Takehiro Tomiyasu equalised before the break, Kai Havertz didn't score the winner until the 89th minute.

Liverpool 8/1 for title after winning send-off for Klopp

It was a third-place finish for Liverpool - 8/1 to win the title in 2024/25 - in the final season in charge for Jurgen Klopp, who saw his side defeat 10-man Wolves 2-0 at Anfield.

Alexis Mac Allister and Jarrell Quansah scored the goals after Wanderers saw Nelson Semedo sent off for a rash challenge on Mac Allister.

Aston Villa had already secured fourth place and Champions League football, priced at 3/1 to repeat the feat next season, but they were thumped 5-0 at Crystal Palace in their final game.

Jean-Philippe Mateta scored a hat-trick, while Eberechi Eze grabbed two for the Eagles – who finish 10th after five wins and a draw in their last six games.

Tottenham sealed fifth place and qualification for the Europa League, thanks to a 3-0 success at Bramall Lane over already relegated Sheffield United.

Chelsea 11/8 for return to top four

A fifth win in a row saw Chelsea secure a top-six finish, as Mauricio Pochettino’s men ran out 2-1 victors over Bournemouth.

Moises Caicedo scored from the halfway line to break the deadlock, before Raheem Sterling doubled the lead three minutes after the break.

The Blues at least have European football back on the agenda, but they will hope for more next season and are priced at 3/1 To Finish in Top 4 and return to the Champions League.

Newcastle had to settle for seventh-place despite an impressive 4-2 win at Brentford, with Harvey Barnes, Jacob Murphy, Alexander Isak and Bruno Guimaraes on the scoresheet.

The Magpies finished ahead of Manchester United on goal difference, despite the Red Devils scoring two second-half goals to beat Brighton 2-0 at the Amex Stadium.

West Ham’s defeat at the Etihad means the Hammers finished ninth, with David Moyes now moving on to pastures new.

Luton 7/2 to return at first attempt

Luton started the final day mathematically still able to stay up, but it needed something of a miracle and the Hatters were not able to deliver.

Rob Edwards saw his men lose 4-2 at home to Fulham to finish in that final relegation spot, with Luton priced at 7/2 to be promoted from the Championship next season.

Nottingham Forest were the only other team that could have gone down on the final day, but they secured their place in the top flight with a 2-1 success at Burnley.

Forest striker Chris Wood scored twice against his former club to secure the three points at Turf Moor, although the Tricky Trees are expected to be in for another survival scrap next season, currently priced at 2/1 To be Relegated.

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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