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Champions! Man City win EPL title in dramatic fashion as Spurs claim fourth spot

MANCHESTER City have won the 2021/2022 Premier League title ahead of Liverpool after a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium today.

Pep Guardiola’s side needed victory in their final fixture of the campaign to guarantee the title but needed three
late goals after going down 2-0.

Substitute Ilkay Gundogan scored twice and Rodri also netted to cancel out Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho’s goals.

Villa, managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, scored through Cash and Coutinho in the 39th and 69th minutes to take a shock 2-0 lead and leave City staring at a disappointing end to the season.

But City responded with three goals in a five-minute spell to turn it around and with their second Premier League title in a row and a fourth in six seasons.

Liverpool, who started the day just one point behind City and would have been champions if they had won and City lost, defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame a third minute Wolves goal by Pedro Neto to win through strikes from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson.

At Stamford Bridge, Ross Barkley scored in added time to give third-placed Chelsea a 2-1 victory over relegated Watford.

Tottenham Hotspur spanked Norwich City 5-0 at Carrow Road to claim fourth place and the final Champions League spot ahead of neighbours Arsenal, who beat Everton 5-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal finished fifth and will play in the Europa League next season along with Manchester United, who ended up in sixth place despite a 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

West Ham, who lost 3-1 at Brighton, finished in seventh place and will play in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Burnley lost 2-1 at home to Newcastle United, joining Norwich City and Watford in going down to the Championship.


◉ Title: Manchester City
◉ UCL: Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs
◉ UEL: Arsenal, Manchester United
◉ UECL: West Ham
◉ Relegation: Burnley, Watford, Norwich

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