4 Players Who Won't Receive Premier League Winners' Medals Despite Playing for Manchester City

4 Players Who Won't Receive Premier League Winners' Medals Despite Playing for Manchester City

Fred Kennedy
updated at May 21, 2024 at 6:41 AM
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  • Cole Palmer is among the four players who played for Man City before he departed
  • However, the quartet won't have the opportunity of getting the EPL winners' medal
  • The Citizens beat Arsenal to the EPL title after the 3-1 win against West Ham United

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At least four players who played for Manchester City during the start of the season are set to miss out on the Premier League winners medal.

The Citizens were crowned the English champions for the fourth consecutive season on Sunday, May 19 - the final day of the campaign.

The title race went down to the wire after an intense battle initially pitting three teams - Liverpool, City, and Arsenal - against each other.

Manchester City beat Arsenal to the Premier League title on Sunday. Photo by Naomi Baker.
Manchester City beat Arsenal to the Premier League title on May 19 but four members of their squad will not receive winners' medals. Photo by Naomi Baker.
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However, the Reds stumbled at one point, leaving City and the Gunners in the driving seat.

Only two points separated Pep Guardiola's men and Arsenal going into the final day of the campaign, with any slip-up by the two top teams certain to spell disaster.

While Mikel Arteta's charges saw off Everton at the Emirates Stadium, the win was not enough to guarantee them the crown, as City hammered West Ham United in their own fixture to decide things.

Four Man City stars to miss out on medals

According to SPORTbible, four players who turned out for City in the early stages of the campaign are set to miss out on the winners' medal.

It is understood that the Premier League handed out 40 medals to be assigned to the players and the coaching staff. Per the league rules, only players who featured in five or more games are guaranteed to get a medal.

In the case of Man City, 21 players featured in the Premier League this season, meaning the club would have 19 medals left to be shared among the coaches and the playing squad.

But as things stand, four players who played a part in the club's title charge won't get the medal.

The players include Cole Palmer, who featured for City in their league opener against Burnley before he sealed a summer move to Chelsea.

Aymeric Laporte also made an appearance for the EPL giants before he moved to the Saudi Pro League.

The other two players are Kalvin Phillips and James McAtee. The former played four games before he moved to West Ham on loan, while the latter featured once before his loan move to Sheffield United.

Kai Havertz, Bukayo Saka in tears

In other news, Sports Brief also reported on Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and Kai Havertz crying after losing the EPL crown to Man City.

The duo played a key part in the Gunners' incredible title charge under Mikel Arteta, with the race being decided on the last day.

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