Man City win Premier League title, crush Liverpool hopes for quadruple
In an epic scenario, Manchester City has won the Premier League title ahead of Liverpool's final Champions League match against Real Madrid.
Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City's "legends" as they won the Premier League for the fourth time in five seasons after staging an incredible comeback from two goals down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 on Sunday.
Guardiola's side was threatened to lose the race for the Premier League title to rivals Liverpool after falling 2-0 behind midway through the second half of the decisive match.
But Ilkay Gundogan sparked an astonishing City revival at the Etihad Stadium as the German midfielder reduced the gap before Rodri grabbed the equalizer.
Gundogan scored City's third goal in the 81st minute, triggering wild celebrations and deeming second-placed Liverpool's 3-1 victory over Wolves ineffective.
Manchester City finished with 93 points, one ahead of Liverpool as they ended their rivals' hopes of winning an unprecedented quadruple.
The eighth league title in City's history is coach Pep Guardiola's ninth major trophy since arriving at the club in 2016.
"These guys are legends. When you win in this country four times in five years, it is because these guys are so special. They will be remembered forever," Guardiola expressed after the epic match.
On a breathtaking final day, Burnley were relegated, while Tottenham qualified for the Champions League at the expense of their north London rivals Arsenal.
Manchester City's celebrations were tarnished when the club was forced to apologize after Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen was "assaulted" by fans during a post-match pitch invasion.
Shocking footage has emerged of Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen being assaulted numerous times whilst leaving the Etihad pitch. pic.twitter.com/yG0XIOAacs— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 22, 2022
Having already won the FA Cup and League Cup, Liverpool can still enjoy a memorable season of their own if they beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris on Saturday.
Commenting on the final outcome, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp expressed his "Congratulations to Man City and Pep Guardiola. It's not the result we wanted. Finishing second is the story of my life."
In the same context, Manchester United lost 1-0 against Crystal Palace, but qualified for the Europa League after West Ham's 3-1 defeat to Brighton.