Newspaper Headline: Coronation Day

In this football language post we look at a newspaper headline, ‘Coronation Day‘ from the Guardian newspaper about Manchester City winning the 2022-23 Premier League title. You can see more newspaper headlines here and don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at:

Newspaper Headlines: Coronation Day: City lift crown and target treble

Coronation Day After defeating Chelsea 1-0 at the weekend Manchester City are champions of the 2022-23 Premier League. Sometimes when a team wins a title we can say that they have been crowned champions and so we could say that City have been crowned champions of the Premier League. But here the main headline has used ‘Coronation day‘ which is the day when a king or queen receive their crown and so in City’s case it means the day when they collect the trophy. Interstingly, the coronation of King Charles took place a couple of weeks before (on May 6) so this could be another reason for using this kind of language in the headline. The second part of the headline continues with the royal theme and uses the noun ‘crown’ to represent the title trophy – City lift the crown means they have won the (Premier League) trophy. The headline also refers to the treble that City are hoping (or targeting) to win: The treble is the League, the FA Cup and the Champions League. So, in other words, the headline is congratulating Manchester City on winning the Premier League title and that they are now also hoping to win two more trophies.

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