Manchester City staged a stunning late comeback to claim a back-to-back English Premier League title. The Blue Manchester side was two goals down before they turned things around and scored three goals in five minutes to beat Aston Villa and win the Premier League as their title chances looked to be slipping away amid dramatic scenes at Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City Put out a Hard fight to Retain the EPL Title
Pep Guardiola’s side needed victory to secure their fourth title in five seasons but were facing the prospect of ending the season empty-handed as goals either side of the interval from Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho put Villa 2-0 ahead and in control.
It looked as if Aston Villa’s head who is a Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was going to help his former side secure the trophy for them but City turned the game on its head in an atmosphere bordering on hysteria. Ilkay Gundogan, on as a substitute for Bernardo Silva, gave City hope with a far-post header in the 76th minute, and Etihad Stadium was a wall of noise when Rodri drove a low finish past Villa keeper Robin Olsen two minutes later.
The title-winning recovery was complete with nine minutes left as Gundogan once again arrived at the far post to put Manchester City in front, the decisive contribution on this nerve-shredding final day. The city did need those three points as Liverpool beat Wolverhampton Wanderers with City boss Guardiola overcome with emotion and breaking down in tears at the final whistle.