Manchester City Edged-out Liverpool with one point to Secure the EPL Tittle
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Manchester City came back from two goals down in the second half to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in front of home supporters at the Etihad Stadium to be crowned Premier League 2021-22 champions. Ilkay Gundogan, manager Pep Guardiola’s first signing for this club, came on as a substitute in the 68th minute and scored two vital goals, including the winner to help City win their fourth league title in five years.
In an enthralling final day of the Premier League season, Manchester City secured the title after a late 3-goal comeback against Aston Villa to crush Liverpool’s quadruple dreams.
Pep Guardiola’s side was in grave danger of blowing the title after falling two goals behind at the Etihad Stadium, with a victory required to be sure of pipping Liverpool to the trophy.
But German international Gundogan proved City’s super-sub as he headed home to give them a lifeline in the 76th minute.
After Rodri equalized, it was Gundogan who wrote his name into City’s history books with the 81st minute winner from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross’ City finished just one point ahead of Liverpool, who beat Wolves 3-1 in their last game, and Gundogan admitted he was almost lost for words after the dramatic denouement.
It was an unbelievable game. I don’t know what to say to be honest,” Gundogan said. “We are human beings and after going 2-0 down the chances were just very, very small. But we had to do the simple things and scoring two goals quickly and then having 10 minutes to score the third one gave us the right lift.
“It was about getting that goal and then the momentum was on our side then we were able to score three goals in just a few minutes. These are the days you look back to, it was an unbelievable game.”
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