Manchester City players have lifted their sixth Premier League title in the past eleven years. Photo: AP/Dave Thompson.
Another memorable Sunday gave the Premier League, regarded by many as the best League in the world: Manchester City came from behind against Aston Villa with three goals in five minutes to capture the title against Liverpool , who beat Wolverhampton but did not reach it. Leeds, led by Argentine Marcelo Bielsa, have achieved permanence.
At the Etihad Stadium, those led by Josep Guardiola had a difficult game, because after goals from Matty Cash (37) and Philippe Coutinho (69), it seemed like a title that was certain a few months ago had slipped. .
But in the final stage, Guardiola moved the bank and found the answers: the German Ilkay Gundogan (76 and 81) at Rodrigo Hernandez (78) seals the return of the Citizens, guaranteeing a two -time championship no matter what happens to Liverpool.
Until that moment, at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s team also suffered a knock-on blow from Pedro Neto’s (3) early goal for the Wolves, but he leveled it before Sadio Mané’s break.
The Reds ’goals, which would be a blow to the City who couldn’t find a way to cope with it, came too late: Mohammed Salah | (84) at Andy Robertson (89) ensured Liverpool’s success, which was not enough in the new and rigorous edition of the Premier League.
The fact is that the fourth title in five years for Manchester City has proved Pep Guardiola’s team’s dominance in the Premier League, which, however, accumulating blows in Europesuch as the collapse experienced at the Santiago Bernabéu in the semi-finals of Champions against him real Madrid beginning of May.