Manchester City retain Premier League crown after stunning comeback vs Aston Villa, heartbreak for Liverpool
Manchester City scripted a stunning come back at home against Aston Villa to retain the Premier League crown. After going down 2-0, Pep Guardiola's men scored 3 in the last 20 minutes as Ilkay Gundogan's double and Rodri found the back of the net under pressure to send the Etihad into a frenzy.
Manchester City have broken Liverpool's hopes of winning an unprecedented quadruple as they win the Premier League title with a 1-point lead over the Reds for the second time in 4 years. This is Manchester City's 8th league title and 4th time they have won it in the last 5 years.
Liverpool fans in Anfield would have been dreaming of a party later in the evening when Matty Cash struck in the first half to give Steven Gerrard's Villa 1-0 lead in the first half. Former Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho made it 2-0 in the second half to break the hearts of Manchester City fans but Guardiola's men would just not give up.
Inspired by Gundogan who came off the bench, Manchester City scored 3 goals in a span of 5-and-a-half minutes to win the Premier League crown in a thrilling finish to the season.
City won the title with 93 points, one ahead of second-placed Liverpool. It was the Premier League giants' 9th major trophy since the Spaniard took over at the club in 2016.