Thursday, July 7

Manchester City fightback to win Premier League title

Agencies

Manchester City won the Premier League title on Sunday by a point from Liverpool on a thrilling final day of the campaign after Pep Guardiola’s side survived a huge scare against Aston Villa.

City were trailing behind 2-0 against Aston Villa with time running out in the second half when a stunning fightback with three goals in a space of five minutes set off the party, with fans pouring onto the field at the Etihad Stadium at the final whistle.

According to Reuters, City have now won four of the last five Premier League titles and their victory ends Liverpool’s hopes of a unique quadruple of trophies.

“Four Premier Leagues, these guys are legends already, people have to admit it. This group of players are absolutely eternal in this club because what we achieved is so difficult to do,” Reuters quoted Guardiola as saying.

Liverpool, who face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris next week, had also found it hard to get their business done at Anfield against Wolverhampton Wanderers but late goals from Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson earned them a 3-1 win.

Juergen Klopp’s side never went top of the ‘live table’ during the afternoon of drama but until City’s revival the destiny of the title was hanging tantalisingly in the balance, the news agency further reported.

Tottenham Hotspur comfortably secured the fourth Champions League spot with a 5-0 win at relegated Norwich City while North London rivals Arsenal had to settle for fifth spot despite crushing Everton 5-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

At the bottom, Burnley joined Watford and Norwich in heading down to the second tier Championship.

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