Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions.
Challengers Liverpool won 2-1 but they could not catch the Blues.
Manuel Pellegrini led City to the title in his first season in charge after replacing Roberto Mancini last summer. It completed a league and cup double after they lifted the Capital One Cup at Wembley in March.
City’s result against West Ham to seal the title capped an impressive fight-back during the final weeks of the season.
A 3-2 defeat at Anfield followed by a 2-2 draw with Sunderland in April left the title in Liverpool’s hands.
But Liverpool’s defeat to Chelsea, thanks in part to Steven Gerrard’s slip, ended a run of 11 consecutive wins in the Premier League.
And after Brendan Rodger’s side threw away a three-goal lead against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, City were left needing four points from two home games against Aston Villa and West Ham to win the title.
A 4-0 win over Villa on Wednesday set up Sunday’s finale.
The title was secured thanks to some thrilling attacking football. Yaya Toure’s goal against Villa was City’s 100th in the Premier League. It was the Ivorian’s 20th from midfield.
The highlights of City’s season were a 6-3 win over Arsenal and a 6-0 victory over Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium, and a 5-1 win over Tottenham in the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane.
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