MANCHESTER, England – Victory doesn’t come easy but for Manchester City winning the Barclays Premier League title this past Sunday was inevitable. Manchester City dominated both ends of the field beating West Ham 2-0 allowing them to win the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons.
This was not a regular day for Manchester City fans nor for the team, but a day for redemption. City, a team that stood in the shadow of Manchester United for many years proved they have what it takes to be champions. The start of the game at the Etihad Stadium was dicey, but City managed to score their first goal by Samir Nasri with a shot from the outside edge in the 39th minute. Later, captain Vincent Kompany sealed the deal with a close range goal shortly after the break giving City energetic fans much to celebrate in the second half. West Ham was unable to respond back from the 2-0 deceit. Within moments before the final whistle was blew City fans send off a wave of songs and chants while blue flares covered the stadium at the end of regulation.
Though Liverpool fulfilled their end of the season with a 2-1 win over Newcastle at Anfield, but City finished two points above the Merseyside club. The title win over West Ham is now City fourth in its team history. City is at the pinnacle of English football once again. A team for so long viewed as the underdog is the Premier League champions. “We are building a club, not just a team,” captain Vincent Kompany said. “The past is the past, but surely we have our place in the future. Next year we have to be even better. If we want to be a big club this has to be one of many.”