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Pep Guardiola’s men are on a roll, boasting an unbeaten run of 22 league games. They need just a win against West Ham to secure a historic feat: becoming the first team in English top-flight history to win the Premier League four years in a row. Their recent 2-0 victory over Tottenham solidified their position at the top of the table.

While City hold a two-point advantage, Arsenal remain hot on their heels. The Gunners have dropped a mere four points in their last 17 league games, but their fate hinges on the outcome of their own final-day fixture against Everton.

History favours Manchester City. They boast a club-record 43-game unbeaten streak at home in all competitions and haven’t lost a league meeting with West Ham in 16 attempts. Statistically, the team sitting atop the table on the final day has always gone on to lift the trophy.

David Moyes’ four-year reign at West Ham concludes today. While European qualification eluded them this season, they are guaranteed a ninth-place finish. Despite a shaky start to 2024, a strong second half saw a 3-1 comeback win over Luton Town which provided a fitting send-off for Moyes at the London Stadium.

While a victory at the Etihad would be a sentimental farewell for Moyes, he acknowledges the immense challenge West Ham faces. He even joked that stopping City’s U-14 team from winning the title would be a difficult task. Interestingly, Moyes boasts a strong record against City, having only lost to them fewer times than any other team in his career.

Historically, the Etihad Stadium hasn’t been kind to West Ham. They’ve lost 15 of their 17 Premier League visits there, with the only exceptions being a draw in 2008 and a win in 2015. Furthermore, they have never managed a clean sheet in any of their away league encounters with City

I fear a tough afternoon is in store for the Irons

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