SOUL OF SPORT: As Manchester City fans invade the pitch to celebrate their fourth Premier League title in five years, KEVIN QUIGLEY captures the mood at the Etihad Stadium amid jubilant scenes
- Manchester City secured their fourth Premier League title in five years at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon
- Pep Guardiola’s side eased past Chelsea 1-0 thanks to a confident goal from Argentine forward Julian Alvarez
- Mail Sport‘s Kevin Quigley was on hand to capture the best of the action from the Etihad Stadium on Sunday
Welcome back to the Soul of Sport. In this episode of the series, KEVIN QUIGLEY was at the Etihad Stadium to take in Manchester City’s fourth Premier League title in five years.
Pep Guardiola’s side eased past Chelsea 1-0 thanks to a confident goal from Argentine forward Julian Alvarez.
City had mathematically wrapped up the title on Saturday as chasing Arsenal in second place dropped more points against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
Our man was on hand to capture the best moments of the day using a Nikon Z9 camera, with 70-200mm lens.
Manchester City’s Premier League title party finally began in earnest on Sunday afternoon at the Etihad Stadium
Fans packed into the Mancunian arena to toast their championship-winning team as they prepared to play against Chelsea
This fish and chips shops outside the stadium adorned with pictures of Jack Grealish and Ederson was serving customers
Scores of fans queued outside Mr Macs Chippy to grab themselves some good old-fashioned British food before the match
This lady looked on for Mail Sport photographer Kevin Quigley in front of some sandwiches, apples, biscuits and pork pies
Several City supporters showed off their tattoos of the club’s new badge in a permanent marker of their loyalty to the team
Local street sellers sold T-shirts with ‘We are the Champions’ emblazoned on them in reference to the famous Queen song
One City fan takes a picture on her phone of the small mural in honour of the club’s talented manager Pep Guardiola (above)
One young City supporter holds up a giant inflatable banana and a blue flare which pumped smoke into the Manchester air
The match against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, who had nothing to play for but pride, often had a somewhat processional feel
During the match, hundreds of supporters turned their backs on the action to perform the famous ‘Poznan’ celebration
Despite warnings not to do so, City fans invaded the pitch at the final whistle in their droves to celebrate the title triumph
One young fan sat atop this man’s shoulders with fists outstretched to hail Guardiola and the stars’ remarkable achievement
Two City supporters held up a blue banner with the club badge and the words ‘3 in a row – not in our lifetime’ written on it
This youthful supporter fist-pumps for Mail Sport’s Kevin Quigley as security staff stood by to protect the players’ safety
Fans screamed with joy and raised their hands in celebration as City captain Ilkay Gundogan lifted the trophy in front of them
Players donned jerseys with ‘Champions 23’ written on them and sung songs that were played out over the stadium’s speakers
This player shows off his shiny gold medal awarded for the club’s fourth Premier League championship in the last five years
Guardiola, whose team have enjoyed near-unparalleled dominance in recent years, kissed the medal in a gesture of triumph
Superstar striker Erling Haaland, the record-breaking top scorer this season after signing last summer, held the trophy aloft
German midfielder Gundogan, who is out of contract this summer and may leave on a free, held up the trophy to wild cheers
The Premier League trophy is set to be engraved with Manchester City’s name for the fourth time in the last five years
The last bottle of champagne, sprayed around in joy, surrounded by blue and white ticker tape rounds off Soul of Sport today
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