Man City 3-2 Aston Villa: Premier, League title won in dramatic fashion, as City come from, two down to win late on..!
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 cou,rse, memories still fresh of the final-day dxrama against Queens Park Rangers one decade ago when t,he routine win required turned out to be anything, but. And so it proved again on a day that confounded, expectations.
The first news was positive for, City as Wolves took an early lead at Anfield where L,iverpool needed victory to snaffle top spot from City’s gras,p. It sparked wild celebrations, adding to an already raucous, atmosphere. But the home side simply f,orgot to play.
Pep Guardiola made two changes from, the draw with West Ham. John Stones returned ahead, of schedule to play right-back with Jo,ao Cancelo moving to the left. Phil Foden replaced former Aston Villa ma,n Jack Grealish.
Steven Gerrard mad two changes for, Villa with no Emiliano Martinez, in the squad. Robert Olsen came in between the, sticks for his Villa debut. Also, Phillipe Coutinho replaced Carney, Chukwuemeka.
They mustered only one shot on target, in the first half and were punished by a slick, Villa move that was started by Jacob Ramsey and finished by the, head of Cash, with Lucas Digne providing the, left-wing cross that left much of the Etihad Stadium, in stunned silence.