On the final day of the season, Manchester City staged an incredible comeback against Aston Villa to win the title of Premier League champion despite falling behind early in the game.
On Sunday, the team coached by Pep Guardiola was forced to come back from a 2-0 deficit against Villa in order to win 3-2. This victory replicated the scoreline from their historic victory over QPR in 2012.
After Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho had put the away team in front, it took a monumental effort from City’s substitute Ilkay Gundogan to turn things around and win the match for the home team.
Despite the fact that Liverpool scored two late goals in their victory over Wolves, the hosts were able to score three times in the final five minutes of the game to win the championship.
It means that City have won the title four times in the past five years, further solidifying their position as the dominant team in English football.
After playing West Ham United to a draw the week before, City’s lead over Liverpool at the top of the league was cut to just one point heading into the final day of the season.
Even though Liverpool was also considered to be a favorite to win against Wolves at Anfield, Pep Guardiola’s team was still considered to be the favorite heading into the games. They hosted Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium.
After only three minutes of play, the first unexpected turn of the afternoon occurred when Pedro Neto scored for Bruno Lage’s team, giving them the lead and making things even more difficult for Klopp’s team.
After that, in the twenty-fourth minute, Sadio Mane brought everything back to where it had been, scoring an equalizer with an outstanding assist from Thiago Alcantara.
Just before the break, Matty Cash gave Aston Villa an unexpected lead, which meant that the two teams at the top of the table were suddenly tied in terms of the number of points they had accumulated. Things started moving in favor of Liverpool.
The goal difference that placed City atop the table “as it stands” was something that was not likely to change, in contrast to the situation that existed on the final day of the League One season earlier this month.
But City was suddenly fearing for their lives as former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho put Villa up 2-0, and the champions knew that a goal for their rivals would now put Liverpool in the lead in the race for the title. City knew that a goal for their rivals would now put Liverpool in the lead in the title race.