21st May 2023 – (London) On Saturday, Manchester City was crowned the Premier League champions for the 2022-2023 season without having to play a single game, as Arsenal lost 1-0 to Nottingham Forest. Taiwo Awoniyi scored a 19th-minute goal to secure Forest’s victory over the second-placed team in the Premier League, not only guaranteeing their survival in the top-flight but also ending Arsenal’s chances of catching up to Man City in the title race.
Man City’s next game will be against Chelsea on Sunday, just five days after securing their place in the Champions League final by defeating Real Madrid 4-0. With the opportunity to win an impressive treble, Man City will face Manchester United in the FA Cup final on June 3rd.
Newcastle United could secure their place in next season’s Champions League with a draw against Leicester City on Monday night. Meanwhile, Manchester United only need one point from their final two games to confirm a top-four finish. They claimed a scrappy 1-0 victory away to Bournemouth, while Liverpool was held at home by Aston Villa.
Casemiro scored an impressive early volley, giving Manchester United a narrow win against Bournemouth, who had already secured their top-flight survival. Roberto Firmino scored an 89th-minute equaliser to give Liverpool a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa in his final appearance at Anfield before leaving the clubAston Villa demonstrated good form in 2023 with Jacob Ramsey’s 27th-minute opener, which followed Ollie Watkins‘ missed penalty for the visitors. A win for Villa in their last game should guarantee them a place in next season’s Conference League, as Tottenham ended their season on a sour note, losing 3-1 at home to Brentford. Although Harry Kane put Spurs ahead in the eighth minute, Brentford, who were without the suspended Ivan Toney, fought back with two second-half goals from Bryan Mbeumo and one from Yoane Wissa.
Yerry Mina scored a 99th-minute goal, stabbing the ball home from close range, to give Everton a vital point away to Wolverhampton, who had led through Hwang Hee-chan’s first-half opener. Everton lost key striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin through injury, but now sit two points above Leeds United, who visit West Ham on Sunday, and three above Leicester City, who must play in Newcastle.
Finally, Fulham and Crystal Palace drew an entertaining game 2-2 in a match between two sides who had nothing left to play for. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored two more goals for Fulham, while Odsonne Edouard and Joe Ward netted for Palace.