Manchester City have become champions of England for the eighth time on Sunday. Coach Josep Guardiola’s team turned a 0-2 deficit against Aston Villa on a blistering last day of play in the Premier League: 3-2. Competitor Liverpool won at home with difficulty 3-1 against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Manchester City started the final round with one point ahead of Liverpool and therefore needed a victory. In the last game against Aston Villa, however, the title holder fell behind in the first half with a goal from Matty Cash.
More than twenty minutes before the end of the game, former Liverpool striker Philippe Coutinho brought Aston Villa to 0-2. Within twelve minutes City turned the deficit with two goals from Ilkay Gundogan and a goal from Rodri.
Liverpool fell behind Wolverhampton Wanderers in the third minute with a goal from Pedro Neto. Twenty minutes later, Sadio Mané equalized and in the final phase substitute Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson gave ‘The Reds’ the win.
The victory was not enough for Liverpool for the title, as Manchester City left the competitor one point behind in the ranking. For a long time, both teams were virtually on ninety points, but with that score City had also become champion based on the goal difference.
City thus extended the league title. Previously, the club from Manchester also became champion in 1937, 1968, 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2019. City mate Manchester United is still the record holder with twenty titles.