Manchester City retained the Premier League title in the most dramatic of fashion as they hauled themselves back from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 with three goals in the final 15 minutes on Sunday.
Manchester City needed a win going into the last day of the campaign to successfully defend their English domestic title.
Ilkay Gundogan came off the bench to score twice with Rodri also on target as Pep Guardiola’s men held off Liverpool’s title charge to win the league by a point.
In scenes reminiscent of the first of City’s now six league titles in 11 seasons when Sergio Aguero scored a 93rd-minute winner to deny Manchester United the title on goal difference, the champions produced a remarkable comeback at the Etihad.
Things were off to a shaky start for the champions as they went a goal down at home against Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa thanks to a Matty Cash goal.
Things seemed to get worse as the visitors doubled their lead after 69 minutes through Phillipe Coutinho.
Jurgen Klopp’s men did their job by also coming from a goal down to beat Wolves 3-1 at Anfield, but City’s rescue act ensured Liverpool’s bid for an unprecedented quadruple is over.
Three goals in quick succession ensured that Pep Guardiola’s men lifted their fourth title in five years.
Gundogan opened the scoring for City in the 76th minute.
Midfielder Rodri scored the leveller soon after the first goal in the 78th minute.
Gundogan scored again on the 81st-minute mark to complete a remarkable turnaround to seal the title in thrilling fashion.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said before the game he wanted no repeat of Aguero’s legendary late strike a decade ago.
But the Calatan was the most relieved man in Manchester as he sealed the 10th league title of his coaching career in just 13 seasons.
Fans swarmed onto the pitch to celebrate at full-time and the crossbar at the goal where City scored all of their goals was snapped under the weight of supporters sitting on it.
The title confirms Manchester City’s sixth title in eleven years.