World Sports News In Brief

Man City celebrate Premier League title with 1-0 victory over Chelsea

Manchester City celebrated their Premier League title on Sunday (May 21), beating Chelsea 1-0 with an early goal by Julian Alvarez in the team's home finale at a sun-drenched Etihad Stadium.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Chelsea - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - May 21, 2023 Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan lifts the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after winning the Premier League. (Photo: Reuters)
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Chelsea - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - May 21, 2023 Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan lifts the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after winning the Premier League. (Photo: Reuters)

Treble-chasing City, who wrapped up the title when Arsenal were beaten by Nottingham Forest on Saturday, have won 12 successive games in the top flight. They have 88 points from 36 games, seven more than Arsenal who have played 37 games.

* Brighton & Hove Albion ensured they will play in Europe next season for the first time in their history after beating Southampton 3-1 at the Amex Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday (May 21), with teenage striker Evan Ferguson scoring twice.

* West Ham United forward Jarrod Bowen set up one goal and scored another to inspire his side to a 3-1 Premier League victory at the London Stadium on Sunday (May 21) and deepen the relegation crisis at Leeds United. Leeds remain in the relegation zone with 31 points from 37 games, two points behind 17th-placed Everton

* Yannick Carrasco, Saul Niguez and Angel Correa scored to give Atletico Madrid a 3-0 home win over Osasuna on Sunday. With Barcelona having already clinched the title, Atletico are second in La Liga with 72 points, one ahead of Real Madrid in third who have a game in hand.

* Diego Lopez struck in the first half to give Valencia a precious win over Real Madrid on Sunday (May 21) that moved them further away from the relegation zone in a game marred by racist chanting and a red card for Vinicius Jr. With three games to go, Valencia are 13th in LaLiga on 40th points, five clear of the relegation spots.

* Striker Sebastien Haller scored twice as Borussia Dortmund beat 10-man Augsburg 3-0 on Sunday (May 21) to take control of the Bundesliga title race going into next week's season finale. Haller broke the deadlock in the 58th minute and tapped in his second goal of the afternoon six minutes before the end to seal the win that lifted them above Bayern Munich and into top spot.

* RC Lens took a huge step towards securing an automatic spot in the Champions League group stage when they claimed a 3-1 comeback win at Lorient in Ligue 1 on Sunday. Florian Sotoca, Adrien Thomasson and Seko Fofana struck after Romain Faivre's opener for Lorient as second-placed Lens, on 78 points, opened a five-point lead over third-placed Olympique de Marseille.

* Paris St Germain took a decisive step towards a record 11th Ligue 1 title as Kylian Mbappe struck twice in a 2-1 win at relegation-threatened AJ Auxerre on Sunday. Mbappe's double in the opening eight minutes moved PSG onto 84 points with two games left, six ahead of second-placed RC Lens with a much better goal difference (+50 to +34).

* Goals from Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Gianluca Gaetano earned champions Napoli a 3-1 home win against 10-man Inter Milan in Serie A on Sunday. Napoli have now beaten all 19 Serie A teams in a single season for the first time, while Inter sit in third place with 66 points, a point clear of Lazio, who play Udinese later on Sunday.

* Lazio moved up to third in Serie A as a second-half penalty by Ciro Immobile secured a 1-0 victory at mid-table Udinese on Sunday and boosted their Champions League qualifying hopes. Lazio have 68 points and lead fourth-placed Inter Milan by two points and AC Milan in fifth by four with two games left. Juventus are second on 69 before they visit Empoli on Monday.

* Barcelona's record two-year unbeaten run in Liga F was snapped on Sunday following a 2-1 defeat at Madrid CFF on the final day of the season. Racheal Kundananji scored twice in the first half for Madrid, while Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas netted for the league champions.

* LIV Golf's Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship by two shots over world number two Scottie Scheffler and Norway's Viktor Hovland at Oak Hill Country Club on Sunday for his fifth career major title.

* China claimed a record 13th Sudirman Cup title on Sunday (May 21), defeating South Korea on home soil at the first major sporting event in the country since the lifting of pandemic restrictions. Cheered on by a raucous crowd brandishing red and white thundersticks and loud horns in the eastern city of Suzhou, China made short work of the Korean side, beating them 3-0.