Manchester City has won the Premier League.
Manchester City has won the Premier League for the first time in 2021/22, our fourth victory in the last five seasons. Our 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in the final game of the season sealed the title, putting us one point clear of second-placed Liverpool at the end of a grueling title race.
After surviving a major scare on Sunday, May 22, Manchester City won the Premier League title by a point over Liverpool on a dramatic final day of the season.
In the second half, City had to come back from a 2-0 deficit against Aston Villa, but three goals in five minutes – two from substitute Ilkay Gundogan – ignited the celebrations, with fans flooding onto the pitch at the Etihad Stadium at the final whistle.
The city has now won four of the last five Premier League titles, ending Liverpool’s aspirations of completing an unprecedented quadruple of trophies.
“These men have won four Premier Leagues now, and people have to admit it.” “This set of players will live forever at this club because what we have accomplished is so difficult,” Guardiola added.
Liverpool had struggled to get their business done against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield, but late goals from Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson secured them a 3-1 triumph.
Liverpool will meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris next week.
Juergen Klopp’s team never finished first in the ‘live table’ during the afternoon of drama, but the title was tantalizingly in the balance until City’s recovery.
Tottenham Hotspur clinched the fourth Champions League position with a 5-0 win over relegated Norwich City, while Arsenal, despite demolishing Everton 5-1 at the Emirates Stadium, had to settle for fifth place.
Burnley joined Watford and Norwich in relegation to the Championship in the second division.
Villa led 1-0 at halftime thanks to a wonderful header from fullback Matty Cash, and City fans’ concerns were heightened when Brazilian former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho doubled the lead in the 69th minute.
Liverpool was still in second place at the time, having drawn 1-1 with Wolves, but a goal at Anfield would have placed them in front.
However, by the time Liverpool took control of the game, City had rallied back and blown away any fears of a final-day collapse in five minutes.
After a Raheem Sterling cross was headed in by German Gundogan, Spanish midfielder Rodri drove into the bottom corner.
Gundogan completed the turnaround by tapping in Kevin De Bruyne’s low cross at the back post.
At the final whistle, City fans flocked to the field, showing no signs of the thrill of being English champions wearing off.
“The final game is usually memorable, full of emotion.” Aston Villa gave it their all, but the first goal turned the game around. Guardiola, whose fourth victory at City makes him the most successful foreign manager in terms of English league titles, stated, “We had to handle it.”
“It’s because these guys are so, so special when you win the Premier League four times in five seasons in this country.” He continued, “We will be remembered.”
Before the last day, Norwich and Watford had already been relegated.
Despite a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace in Ralf Rangnick’s final game in charge, Manchester United will compete in the Europa League after placing sixth.
After failing to capitalize on United’s error, West Ham United was defeated 3-1 by Brighton and Hove Albion in the Europa Conference League.