Manchester City retain their Premier League title, beat Liverpool


For the fourth time in five seasons, Manchester City Take the top spot in the Premier League table.

Manchester City won another league title (two in a row) by beating Aston Villa 3-2, which scored two goals in the second half, and blocking Liverpool’s charge on the last day of the season. It looked like City would lose their title 2-0 to Villa, but that all changed when Ilkay Gundogan scored in the 76th minute of the first half. Two minutes later, Rodri equalized before Gündoğan added his second goal, and the victory was won.

Manchester City led West Ham to a draw last weekend and dropped two important points to keep the Reds open, and Jurgen Klopp’s men went on to win the final day with a comeback win at Southampton on Tuesday with a heavily swapped squad. . However, for the second time in four seasons, they were only one point difference from the top spot.

As a result, Liverpool have finished their journey to a historic four-game winning streak, with the club already winning the League Cup and FA Cup (both domestic titles beating Chelsea on penalties) and reaching the Champions League final. On 28 May in Paris, they will face Real Madrid for the European Championship title.

City are likely to switch places with Liverpool given their relentless quest to become European champions, but will be content to achieve another English title instead. The title is the sixth and eighth overall in the Premier League era and the fourth most tied with Aston Villa in history. That number could continue to grow rapidly over the next few years as Erling Haaland is set to join next season after moving from Borussia Dortmund.

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But this season’s success came without a star striker. Manchester City did not replace Sergio Aguero, and a summer offer to sign Tottenham’s Harry Kane turned out to be unsuccessful. Coach Pep Guardiola’s team has scored 99 goals in the league, following Kevin de Bruyne’s 15 goals, Raheem Sterling’s 13 goals and Riyad Marez’ 11 goals. Phil Foden (9 goals), Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva (8 goals) were also major contributors. Half of Jesus’ total came from a match against relegated Watford.

The Brazilian, linked with a move to Arsenal, tied with club leader De Bruyne with eight assists. Manchester City’s main summer contract, £100m Jack Grealish, has had little to no impact on the club’s success as he has only scored three goals in league matches. But one of them was a big one, helping West Ham come back 2-0 on Sunday and making up for the point that put the club in a winning position on Tuesday.

City have lost only three league matches, twice to Tottenham (for the first time in their first game of the season) and once to Crystal Palace. The club took points away from every other team in the league, but won 12 straight wins from one point and ultimately cemented its place at the top.

Liverpool overcame their double-point shortfall and took the interim top spot at one point, but found the response they needed to become champions once again, as Manchester City did throughout Guardiola’s lead.

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