UAE joy as Abu Dhabi-owned Man City wins EPL

By Sheena Amos

Fans celebrate win

Manchester City 4-1 win over Brighton

LONDON 13 May 2019: A 4-1 win over Brighton yesterday granted Manchester City the needed points to retain the English Premier League (EPL) title, one point ahead of Liverpool, who defeated Wolverhampton 2-0.

City fell behind in the 27th minute with a surprising header by Brighton striker Glenn Murray’s but Sergio Aguero leveled almost two minutes later.

Just before the break, Aymeric Laporte put the Citizens ahead with a brilliant header.

Algerian Riyad Mahrez’s unstoppable right foot shot led to early celebrations among the City’s fans, while a beautifully executed free kick by Ilkay Gundogan’s sealed the win and the second title in a row.

Manchester City became the first club to retain the Premier League title for 10 years, since their neighbour, Manchester United made the record in 2009.

Mansour greeted on Manchester City’s win

ABU DHABI: Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has congratulatedSheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and owner of Manchester City, on the latter’s achievement of retaining the English Premier League title, said Wam.

“With His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed at the helm, Manchester City has become a great success story,” Sheikh Hazza said.

Sheikh Theyab bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Al Wahda Sports Club, also congratulated Sheikh Mansour, wishing the reigning champions further success.

Sheikh Mansour owns Man City.

Abu Dhabi Celebrates

Hundreds of Manchester City FC fans gathered together to celebrate the team’s English Premier League title win.

At a special City Live! event at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, they cheered as the team won the match 4-1 – giving City the league title on the last day of the season.

Supporters also enjoyed an iftar together at the celebration, which saw people from all ages and nationalities come together.

Hamid Al Sheraifi is a six-year-old Manchester City fan and went to the event with his father Mohammad.

Mohammad said: “Hamid just joined the City Football School this year and is loving every minute of it. It’s great to get all the fans together for an event like this and it’s been an amazing season from start to finish.”

Waseem Siddique, 28, and Jasim Moidutty, 30, have been following Manchester City for the last ten years and often watch the games together each week.

“Winning the title with hundreds of other City fans is the perfect end to a perfect season filled with goals and incredible football.

Jasim added: “Winning trophies has been an important part of what we do in recent years but this season has been extra special and now we cannot wait for the FA Cup Final.”

Dubai Gazette