Manchester City celebrated their third consecutive Premier League title win as they beat Chelsea 1-0 at the Etihad in their last home game of the season. They had been confirmed as the champions a day prior after title rivals Arsenal lost at Nottingham Forest 0-1. The referee blew the full-time whistle and the City fans surged onto the field with flares to celebrate their win in style. There were also messages on screens around the stadium which directed fans to leave the pitch at the earliest, failing to get the situation under control.
Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne tried going towards the tunnel but were escorted off the field amid security concerns. All the players were quickly moved into a safe zone as thousands of fans took over the pitch. The pitch invasion delayed the trophy presentation and the fans were cleared in 20 minutes.
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Ahead of kick-off, Chelsea had given a much-changed City side the guard of honor to mark the title win for City.
The first-half goal from Julian Alvarez was enough for City to secure a win over 12th-place Chelsea. With two more games remaining for the Pep Guardiola side, they are seven points clear of second placed Arsenal. They will next face Brighton at the Falmer Stadium on Wednesday night.