MANCHESTER: Manchester City marked an exceptional comeback in their match against Aston Villa on the final day of the season to win their fourth Premier League title in the last four years.
The home side of City took the field with a point advantage and a better goal difference by six over the second-placed Liverpool and soon experienced a scare in the form of Aston Villa’s brilliant start.
The home side, however, held their nerves calm and kept their title hunt on the line by moving from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Aston Villa.
It was not just the Aston Villa, whom the City had to tackle to lift the trophy but they had to keep an eye on the Liverpool-Wolves clash at the Anfield.
The reigning world champions started their day with some early good news Pedro Neto put Wolves 1-0 up against Liverpool. The joy, however, was short-lived as Sadio Mane struck for the home side.
It then got even worse for the City as Matty Cash stunned the home side at Etihad Stadium to put Villa 1-0 ahead. Philippe Coutinho then also added to the misery of the City as he netted one to extend Villa’s lead to 2-0.
The home side City then produced an astonishing comeback to clinch the victory from Villa’s jaws by 3-2. Liverpool, on the other hand, thumped Wolves 3-1, which, however, did not prove enough for the title victory.
It is apropos to mention here that it is the second time that City have won back-to-back titles under Pep Guardiola. Whereas, Chelsea and City are the only two teams to have achieved this feat.