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30 May 2022
Man City lift PL2 D1 champions trophy

Find out the winners and losers from the Under-23 competitions as Man City retain their title

The Premier League 2 Division 1 champions for 2021/22 are Manchester City, who retained the title after finishing six points clear of West Ham United.

Man City's Under-23s lost only four times, becoming just the second side after Manchester United to lift the trophy in successive seasons.

"You cannot believe how tough it is to win this title, so to do it two years in a row is an incredible achievement. It really shows how much hard work goes on at Manchester City's Academy," first-team manager Pep Guardiola told the club's official website.

"The way the team has played this season tells you everything about the attitude and focus of our young players. They work so hard - with and without the ball - and have played some really top football."

City ended their title-winning campaign with a 12-match unbeaten run, finishing up with a 7-0 victory over Everton.

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At the other end of the table, a difficult season for Leeds United and Derby County ended with relegation to Division 2.

There was late drama as Chelsea scored an 88th-minute winner in their final match to climb out of the drop zone and send Leeds down instead.

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In Division 2, Fulham's youngsters emulated the club's first team by topping the table to earn promotion.

They will be joined by Wolverhampton Wanderers, who finished second and then beat Stoke City 2-0 in the playoff final at Molineux, with Luke Cundle scoring both goals.

Premier League Cup 

The cup competition for clubs in Premier League 2 and the Professional Development League was won in a thrilling Black Country derby final, when West Bromwich Albion beat Wolves 5-4 on penalties after the match ended in a 2-2 draw. 

Watch: Premier League Cup final highlights

Individual honours

Man City midfielder James McAtee and Crystal Palace's Jesurun Rak-Sakyi were joint top-scorers with 18 goals each.

McAtee was named the Premier League 2 Player of the Season.

Premier League 2 - Division 1

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 MCI 26 +33 54
2 WHU 26 +20 48
3 ARS 26 +8 41
4 LIV 26 +10 40
5 CRY 26 +4 39
6 MUN 26 +3 39
7 TOT 26 +4 37
8 LEI 26 -15 37
9 BLB 26 -6 35
10 BHA 26 0 34
11 EVE 26 -21 29
12 CHE 26 -8 28
13 LEE 26 -5 27
14 DER 26 -27 15

Premier League 2 - Division 2

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 FUL 26 +37 62
2 WOL 28 +11 51
3 STK 28 -2 46
4 NFO 27 +19 42
5 NOR 27 +12 40
6 BUR 26 +7 39
7 SOU 26 +3 39
8 NEW 26 -5 38
9 WBA 26 -10 35
10 AVL 26 +2 32
11 BIR 26 -17 26
12 MID 26 -19 26
13 SUN 26 -14 24
14 RDG 26 -24 23
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