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Manchester City thrash Aston Villa 3-2 to take their fourth Premier League Tittle in 5 Seasons



"And the dice have fallen to their final position this Premier League season. Drama abandons! Man City are crowned champions and Burnley phase degradation of relegation. Liverpool close but fall short and leads spring as the trap snaps shut. Glorious!" Peter Drury on the nerve-heckling match at Etihad Stadium.

In five seasons Manchester City reign supreme atop the Premier League table as they carried away another 4th Premier League trophy to add onto their already and existing trophy collections.

Coming back from 2-0 down to 3-2 up, seemed like an impossible situation at the City of Manchester Stadium but the Premier League champions proved themselves as the greatest team ever by overcoming a late two goal deficit to defeat Steven Gerrard's men, 3-2, thus holding off Liverpool's Premier League title hopes on the final day of the season.

For most City fans, it seemed like a lose at home especially after falling behind 2-0 to Villa, but events turned around when Ilkay Gundogan, a substitute in the second half scored in the 76th minute. 

Two minutes later Rodri equalised 2-2 before Gundogan added his second goal leading to Pep's men becoming the Premier League champions. 

This final game of the Premier League season, ended Liverpool's quest for what many would have called, " a historic quadruple," since Klopps men have already won the League Cup and FA Cup (after they beat Chelsea 6-5 on penalty shootout at Wembley Stadium) while also waiting for the final Champions League match against Real Madrid on 28th May.

As many say the quest to be European Champions is not going to end soon for the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, since the club has already signed Erling Haaland, a striker from Borussia Dortmund and Julian Alvarez from River Plate who are set to join the club as from next season as a replacement of Man City's legendary striker Sergio Kun Aguero and that the achievements of the club is set to continue growing rapidly in the coming years.

Manchester City had the odd slip of their own, notably losing to Tottenham the opening match of the weekend but never fattered for long since Pep's men went on to win their next three matches scoring 11 goals without conceding any which in turn became a rhythm for the team.  

But a setback came in against Crystal Palace in the late October after they (Palace) beat them 1-0. In response they won their 12 consecutive matches in the competition not until Spurs completed the double over them as Man City lost 2-3.

"An incredible football season. Congratulations to Manchester City and Liverpool. Head to head all the way through brilliant, relentless efforts, you won't get a better Premier League than that." Commented Jamie Redknapp from Sky Sports.

Pep Guardiola's response to the win was sensational. "You are sitting there thinking it's going to be Liverpool's time, they are going to get the 3 points and go and play Real Madrid in the Champions League finals to potentially get fourth. But this team fights to the end the spirit in this stadium was down in the dumps, but when they got that first goal it turned and I started to believe," he said. 

The City manager could not hide his tears after the 3-2 win over Villa, as he went ahead to say that the day of the match against Villa was a special anniversary of the Manchester arena attack, when 22 people were killed. 

He added on saying that it was a special day because his men win was for those families.

For Pep's men, it's not always about a single player, 15 different players have scored at least twice.

 Raheem Sterling became the Premier League Player of the Month for December. Gabriel Jesus scored six times in April, Kevin de Bruyne has already won the Premier League Player of the Season Award a second time while Phil Foden takes the Premier League Young Player of the Season Award for the second time.

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