Arsenal Fans Duped About West Ham Equaliser As Manchester City Retain Premier League Title

Arsenal Fans Duped About West Ham Equaliser As Manchester City Retain Premier League Title

Martin Moses
updated at May 19, 2024 at 7:28 PM
  • Arsenal lost the Premier League title despite winning their last game against Everton
  • Manchester City beat West Ham 3-1 to finish two points clear at the top of the table
  • A rumour started at the Emirates that West Ham had managed to equalise at the Etihad

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Arsenal were beaten to the Premier League to the Premier League title by Manchester City despite beating Everton 2-1 on the final day.

Manchester City needed to win against West Ham, which they did convincingly 3-1 to become the first side to win four successive Premier League titles in history.

Manchester City, Arsenal, Everton, West Ham United, Premier League title
Manchester City players celebrate after winning the 2023/2024 Premier League title. Photo by Oli Scarf.
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Any nerves were settled quickly courtesy of a Phil Foden brace inside the first 18 minutes. Arsenal, meanwhile, were stunned by a deflected Gana Gueye free-kick as Everton took the lead.

The Gunners would, however, respond almost immediately as Takehiro Tomiyasu finished off a pass from Martin Odegaard. Seconds later, at the Etihad, Mohamed Kudus scored a breathtaking bicycle kick to give Arsenal fans hope yet again.

Arsenal fans get excited over fake West Ham equaliser

Before the half-time whistle blew in North London, a fan started a rumour that West Ham had equalised, much to the delight of the rest of the fans. The rumour was untrue as City carried a 2-1 lead going into the break.

Rodri scored the third goal to put the game beyond West Hame's reach. The Hammers thought they had scored a second one late in the game, but it was ruled out for a Tomas Soucek handball.

Arsenal eventually won the game via a Kai Havertz tap-in in the 89th minute but it wasn't enough after City's victory. The Gunners finished the season with 89 points, two shy of Manchester City's 91.

Caicedo scores long-range strike

In a separate report, Sports Brief reported on Moises Caicedo’s outrageous long-range strike against Bournemouth.

The former Brighton midfielder opened his goal account for the Blues in stunning fashion, scoring from 40 yards to give his side the lead.

Chelsea got a 2-1 win to secure European football for next season.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)