Yanks Abroad: Zack Steffen's Manchester City clinches Premier League title

Goalkeeper Zack Steffen became the first American to play for a Premier League champion in its title season when Manchester City clinched the title on Tuesday.

Manchester United's 2-1 loss at home to Leicester City gave Manchester City a 10-point lead with only three games to play. The title was City's fifth in the last 10 seasons.

Steffen has played only one league game for City, a 3-1 win over Chelsea in December when Brazilian starter Ederson was unavailable due to COVID-19 protocols.

Steffen started when Manchester City defeated Tottenham, 1-0, to win the Carabao (League) Cup final. He has won 11 of his 12 starts in his first season with Manchester City.

U.S. champions (England)
2021: Zack Steffen (Man. City, Premier League)
Domestic cup:
2004: Tim Howard (Man. United, FA Cup)
Domestic league cup:
1991: John Harkes (Sheffield Wed., League Cup)
1997: Kasey Keller (Leicester City, League Cup)
2002: Brad Friedel (Blackburn Rovers, League Cup)
2021: Zack Steffen (Man. City, League Cup)
Domestic super cup:
2003: Tim Howard (Man. United, FA Community Shield)
Note: Includes players who played at least one league game in championship season and who played in cup finals.
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