What a Premier League championship final! Manchester City, led by João Cancelo, Rúben Dias and Bernardo Silva, became English champions twice, winning their eighth title in history after beating Aston Villa at home 3-2.
At Anfield, Liverpool were also losing to Wolverhampton but eventually turned around, winning 3-1. An inglorious turnaround for Jurgen Klopp’s team, which was between heaven and hell and ended in tears.
The last match in England was truly dramatic: Manchester City, with Cancelo and Bernardo Silva in the starting XI, fell asleep against Steven Gerrard’s team, who won 2-0 at the Etihad . Matty Cash, 37′, gave the visitors the lead and Coutinho, 69′, completely froze the Etihad stands.
That’s when Pep Guardiola’s steamroller kicked in. Launched in the 70s as a replacement for Bernardo Silva, German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan played in Aguero’s shoes in 2012 and was the comeback hero in no time. At 76′, he heads to the far post after a cross from Sterling and at 81′, he appears at the far post to deflect at 3-2, after an assist from De Bruyne, driving thousands of fans crazy . In the middle, at 78′, a bomb from the Spaniard Rodri created the equality. With 93 points, Manchester City celebrates its second championship with a lead over Liverpool and Pep Guardiola wins the fourth championship in six seasons in England.
At Anfield Portugal international Pedro Neto gave Bruno Lage’s side the lead after just three minutes, forcing Liverpool, with Jota in the starting XI, to chase after the damage. Sadio Mané, at 24′, equalized and the reds were looking for the turnaround that would put them in the lead. But that one only appeared when Manchester City were already in front… At 84′, Mohamed Salah made it 2-1 and, at 89′, it was the Scotsman Andy Robertson who signed the 3- 1.
The curtain falls on another spectacular edition of the Premier League with the party in blue and very Portuguese tones.
THE GAMES FILM:
90′: OVER IN BOTH STADIUMS! MANCHESTER CITY IS TWICE ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIPS!
89′: Robertson makes it 3-1 at Anfield. Liverpool are waiting for a miracle at the Etihad!
87′: Last minutes of great emotion. Manchester City keeps the advantage and wins the title.
84′: GOLO DO LIVERPOOL, MOHAMED TORT!
81′: GOOOOOOOOLO IN MANCHESTER CITY! 3-2 FOR GUNDOGAN!
78′: MANCHESTER CITY DRAW, BY RODRI! 2-2! WHAT MADNESS !
78′: Brentford draw against Leeds.
80′: Brighton score against West Ham, Manchester. United thank you.
76′: GOLO DO MANCHESTER CITY, MARCA GUNDOGAN!
71′: Roberto Firmino replaces Keita.
69′: Liverpool one goal away from being champions, 20 minutes of madness!
69′: ASTON VILLA GOAL IN THE ETIHAD! 2-0 AT ASTON VILLA, MARCA COUTINHO!
71 ‘: Tottenham make it 4-0 and go to the Champions League.
67′: Bernardo Silva gives way to Gundogan.
63 ‘: The clock does not stop and Liverpool continues without being able to break the resistance of Wolves. At the Etihad, Manchester City are desperate to avoid inconvenience.
65′: 3-0 for Tottenham at Norwich.
60′: 2-0 for Newcastle at Burnley, the local team en route to the Championship.
58′: Salah sai do Banco and made Diogo Jota…
59′: 4-1 against Arsenal, gunners need a miracle in Norwich.
57 ‘: Leeds score against Brentford, Jesse Marsch’s team remains in the Premier League with this result and the defeat of Burnley.
56′: Sterling enters the game in place of Mahrez.
55 ‘: Aston Villa at the gates of 2-0! What a waste of Watkins. At Emirates, Arsenal are 3-1.
51′: Liverpool fans celebrate the 2-1 but Sadio Mané’s goal is ruled out for offside.
50′: Brighton scores against West Ham, 1-1. The Londoners drop to seventh, Man. United in the Europa League.
46′: The matches resume. Zinchenko joins Manchester City to replace Fernandinho. Stones will team up with Laporte, Cancelo moves to the right. At Anfield, José Sá was injured at Wolverhampton.
45′: Interval. Manchester City are still champions at this point, with an explosive 45 minutes expected in the second half of games.
45+3′: Everton score at Emirates, 2-1 at Arsenal.
38′: Crystal Palace scores against Manchester United and West Ham in Brighton. Red Devils in the Conference League.
37′: ASTON VILLA GOAL IN THE ETIHAD! In the box, Cash appears behind Cancelo and heads for the back of the net after a cross from Digne. Dramatic moments during the last trip! At the moment, Guardiola’s side are champions thanks to the better goal difference.
36′: Manchester City still can’t create a great danger near Robin Olsen’s goal…
32′: At the same time, Arsenal and Tottenham score and widen their lead. There doesn’t seem to be much to do and that will be the spurs to secure fourth place and access the Champions League.
27′: Arsenal score from the penalty spot against Everton.
24′: Draw Liverpool, goal by Sadio Mané! What detail from Thiago to assist the Senegalese…
20′: Pedro Neto is injured and replaced by Hwang Hee-Chan.
19′: Leeds see the goal disallowed by the VAR, but Newcastle win ahead of Burnley who, with this combination of results, go down in the Championship.
16 ‘: Goal of Tottenham (Dejan Kulusevski) in Norwich, the team of the foot and a half of Antonio Conte in the Champions League.
14 ‘: Manchester City with more ball but, for the moment, without creating danger.
3′: Go Wolverhampton to Anfield! Pedro Neto surprises and places Bruno Lage’s team in front of the scorer! José Sá launched a long shot, Konaté missed the cut and Jiménez served the Portuguese international, who in the heart of the box was limited to pushing into the back of the net.
4 p.m.: Start of matches at Etihad and Anfield!
3:55 p.m.: The start time of the 10 matches is approaching.
3.40pm: Good morning and welcome to All England Decisions Day. Follow, step by step, the matches of Manchester City and Liverpool but also all the decisions regarding qualification for the Champions League, the Europa League and the Conference League, as well as relegation to the Championship.
Manchester City: Ederson, Stones, Fernandinho, Laporte, João Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Foden and Gabriel Jesus
AstonVilla: Olsen, Cash, Chambers, Mings, Worthy, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Ramsey, Buendía, Coutinho and Watkins
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konaté, Robertson, Henderson, Thiago, Keita, Jota, Luis Díaz and Mané
Wolverhampton: Jose Sa; Boly, Coady, Toti, Jonny, Dendoncker, Rúben Neves, João Moutinho, Ait-Nouri, Pedro Neto and Jiménez.