Man City 3-2 Aston Villa: Premier League, title won in dramatic fashion as City come, from two down to win late on..!
Manchester City retained, their Premier League in extraordinar,y circumstances after coming from two goals down to beat Aston V,illa 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium.
Three goals in, five minutes late in the game turned the match – and, the title race – on its head as substitute Ilkay Gundogan scored two, either side, of Rodri’s strike. Liverpool’s late, win over Wolves meant that only victory would, have been enough for City.
Laporte (6), Cancelo (6), Rodri, (7), De Bruyne (7), Bernardo (6), Mahrez, (6), Jesus (6), Foden (7).
Subs: Zinchenko (8), Sterling, (6), Gundogan (9).
Aston Villa: Olsen (6), Cash (7), Chamber,s (7), Mings (6), Digne (7), Luiz (6),, McGinn (6), Buendia (6), Ramsey (7), Coutinho (7), Watkins (5).
Subs: Ings (6), Nakamba, (n/a), Young (n/a).
Man of the match:, Ilkay Gundogan.
Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard was set, to add to his Anfield legend. Instead, amid, a raucous atmosphere at the Etihad, it was, Pep Guardiola and his players celebrating ecstatically upon the, final whistle. Twists and turns had been, expected. But surely not this.
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There had been nerves beforehand, of course, memories still fresh of the final-day drama, against Queens Park Rangers one decade ago when, the routine win required turned out to be, anything but. And so it proved again on a day that confounded, expectations.
Gary Neville: “An incredible, football season. Congratulations to, Manchester City and Liverpool. Head to head all the way through, – brilliant, relentless.
“You won’t get a better Premier League, season than that.
“One of the images of Pep, Guardiola’s career will be him in tears at the final, whistle today because he knows how hard his team have had to work to ge,t there.
“What more can he achieve? He can’,t achieve any more than coming back every s,ingle day and doing it over and over again. An outstanding manager, with an unbelievable mentality.
“Four titles in five years – it’s dominance,. They’ve signed Erling Haaland a,nd they’re only going to get better.”