After a crazy and breathtaking scenario, Manchester City crowned the English Premier League title after beating its host Aston Villa 3-2, despite the victory of its direct competitor, Liverpool, against Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 in the last round of the “Premier League”, Sunday.
And the scenario of the miracle dreamed of by Liverpool supporters seemed feasible after Manchester City were 0-2 behind against their stubborn guest until the 76th minute.. But 3 goals in 5 minutes from the signing of Gundogan (double) and Rodri, gave coach Pep Guardiola’s players the second title in a row.
On the other hand, Liverpool achieved what was required after turning the tables on Wolverhampton with the three goals of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Andy Robertson, but Manchester City’s stumble did not happen.
The Citizens won the title with 83 points, one point ahead of the Reds, after the end of an exciting season.
Manchester City deprived Liverpool of achieving an unprecedented quartet in England, knowing that the latter won the League Cup by beating Chelsea on penalties last February, and the English Cup last week by defeating Chelsea in a similar scenario.
Liverpool will also meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final next Saturday.
Manchester City dominated the game completely, but it hit a solid wall defense from Aston Villa, which relied on counter-attacks, taking advantage of the speed of its striker Oli Watkins.
Despite all of City’s attempts, he was not able to pose a great threat to the Aston Villa goal, which advanced after a counterattack in which the ball reached the left side towards French full-back Luca Digne, and he raised it inside the area to fly the Portuguese Joao Cancelo and deposit it into the net (37).
City threw all his weight in the second half, but Aston Villa managed to consolidate their lead through Coutinho, making it difficult for City.
Guardiola played Gundogan’s card, and it was a winner because he reduced the difference with a header from a cross for the other alternative, Raheem Sterling (76).
The goal gave a huge morale boost to City, who added the equalizer with a Rodri shot two minutes later, before Gundogan gave his team the precious victory with a perfect pass from Belgian Kevin De Bruyne.
On the other hand, Liverpool fell behind against its guest Wolverhampton with an early goal by Portuguese Pedro Neto after two minutes, but Senegalese Sadio Mane equalized with a smart pass from Spaniard Thiago Alcantara (24).
Liverpool waited until the 84th minute for Salah, who participated in the second half, to give him the lead, taking advantage of the storm inside the area, before the Scotsman Robertson scored the third (89), but to no avail.
Tottenham finished fourth, and qualified for the Champions League next season, by defeating Norwich City with a landslide 5-0, at the expense of its arch-rival in north London, Arsenal, who honored the favor of Everton 5-1.