Man City beats Chelsea and celebrates 3 consecutive EPL wins…Treble starts in earnest
Manchester City (Man City), who confirmed their third consecutive title in the English Premier League (EPL), celebrated their victory at home by beating Chelsea.
Manchester City defeated Chelsea 1-0 thanks to Julian Alvarez’s winning goal in the 12th minute of the first half in the 2022-23 EPL round 37 home game held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 22nd (Korean time).
Manchester City confirmed their ‘three-season winning streak’ regardless of the remaining games as second-place Arsenal (81 points) lost 0-1 to Nottingham Forest the day before. After all, it was the last home game of this season, feeling good with home fans on this day. I enjoyed the joy of becoming a champion.
On this day, Manchester City players received the ‘Guard of Honor’ from Chelsea players. Guard of Honor means that the players of the opposing team stand side by side in two lines and applaud and congratulate the winning team.
Coach Pep Guardiola excluded key players such as Elling Hollan, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan from the starting list that day. Instead, backup resources such as Alvarez, Cole Palmer, Rico Lewis, and Kevin Phillips were put into the starting lineup first. It was to arrange physical strength in preparation for the forthcoming FA Cup and UEFA Champions League (UCL) finals. The goalkeeper was also defended by Stefan Ortega instead of Ederson.
But the winning team was Manchester City. In the 12th minute of the first half, Man City shook Chelsea’s goal with a right-footed shot from the front of the penalty area after Alvarez caught a pass from Palmer in the midfield. Álvarez’s goal became the winning goal in Manchester City’s 12-game winning streak. In particular, this goal was Manchester City’s 100th goal (including 60 EPL goals) in the official home game this season.
In the middle of the second half, when the team led 1-0, manager Pep Guardiola presented joy to the home fans by introducing Halan and De Bruyne. The home fans cheered them with a standing ovation whenever Halan and De Bruyne, the main players of the championship, appeared.
After the match, Man City home fans poured into the ground. The atmosphere was created as if the championship had just been confirmed. The championship ceremony was delayed for a long time as the fans came in all at once. After the venue was cleaned up, Manchester City players were able to climb up to the podium, hang the winner’s medal around their necks, and lift the trophy.메이저놀이터
Hollan, who scored 36 goals in the regular league this season, was delighted, saying, “It’s not a bad start,” saying, “With the Premier League championship, there are still two more finals (FA Cup, European Football Federation Champions League) left.”