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Manchester City vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League result and reaction after Ilkay Gundogan goals seal title

Follow all the reaction after Man City produced a stunning late comeback to seal a fourth Premier League title in five years

Michael Jones
Sunday 22 May 2022 19:53
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Manchester City staged a sensational comeback from 2-0 down to retain the Premier League title with a dramatic 3-2 win over Aston Villa.

Needing to win to be assured of holding off Liverpool, City were in danger of blowing it as Matty Cash and former Reds star Philippe Coutinho struck at the Etihad Stadium. Yet Pep Guardiola’s side showed all their champion quality to rally with Ilkay Gundogan coming off the bench to score twice either side of a superb Rodri strike in a remarkable five-minute spell.

City had known that second-placed Liverpool, trailing by just a point, could overtake them with victory over Wolves and there were times in the afternoon when they lived on their nerves.

When they trailed by two, Liverpool were being held 1-1 and news of another goal at Anfield at that stage, could have been a hammer blow. Yet in remarkable final-day drama, City cast off the shackles of a dismal first-half display to turn the game around and render Liverpool’s eventual win academic.

Follow all the reaction from Man City vs Aston Villa below:

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Man City again provide title drama as Pep Guardiola rectifies errors from his bench

I swear you’ll never see anything like this again. But honestly, when Manchester City have a league title to win and lose on the last day, who knows what can happen?

They had been here before, of course. This was the fourth time they led a title race going into the final day in recent memory, the third at the Etihad, and one of those was just about the most extraordinary moment English football has ever witnessed. And just in case anyone needed a helpful reminder of it, the Etihad’s jumbotron replayed the ‘93:20’ moment shortly before the start of the second half, when Aston Villa were still just the one goal up.

You wondered if that lifted any of the increasing number of tortured expressions worn in the stands or if it was simply an invite to relive the deep anxiety of that day, rather than its release. The point of Sergio Aguero’s goal, commemorated for posterity outside this ground only last week, was that it was unique. A total one-off. You’ll never see anything like this again, et cetera.

Man City again provide title drama as Pep Guardiola rectifies errors from his bench

Last-day exhilaration at the Etihad Stadium again as a big call from the City boss proved the right one overall

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The Premier League Champions

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Manchester City to celebrate latest title with open-top bus parade on Monday

Manchester City will celebrate their dramatic Premier League title win with an open-top bus parade on Monday.

With the title slipping out of their grasp, Pep Guardiola’s overcame a two-goal deficit to beat Aston Villa 3-2 and pip Liverpool to the crown, wrapping up a fourth league win in five years.

Super substitute Ilkay Gundogan completed his brace after Rodri had levelled on Sunday afternoon and City will celebrate with their fans in Manchester on Monday.

Manchester City to celebrate latest title with open-top bus parade on Monday

The club have revealed their celebrations will conclude with a stage show at Beetham Tower on Deansgate.

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The Premier League trophy presentation

After nine years at Manchester City, Fernandinho brings up the rear, collects his medal then hoists the Premier League trophy in front of his teammates.

He’s won 11 major trophies at the club and it’s the perfect end for the Brazilian who is moving on in the summer.

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The Premier League trophy presentation

The team start heading up to the stage to receive their winners medals. Oleksandr Zinchenko gets a big round of applause as he salutes the crowd.

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The Premier League trophy presentation

Here comes Pep Guardiola, arms aloft, taking in the applause from the still packed out Etihad Stadium.

The playing squad follow him back onto the pitch ‘Champions 2021/22’ printed on the back of their shirts.

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The Premier League trophy presentation

Now that the pitch has been cleared of the Manchester City supporters the trophy presentation is about to get underway. First out are the backroom staff before the trophy is brought onto the stage.

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Ederson and Alisson share Premier League Golden Glove award

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson and his Liverpool counterpart Alisson Becker have jointly won the 2021/22 Premier League Golden Glove award.

While most focus is on the top scorer award each season - the Golden Boot - stoppers at the other end of the pitch have had their own trophy to aim for since the 2004/05 campaign.

And the Brazilian duo have been the dominant names in the category over the past few seasons, with Alisson winning in 2019 and Ederson doing so for the following two years.

This time around it’s a joint success for the pair, having claimed 20 clean sheets apiece during the campaign.

They were level heading into the final day of the season on that tally, with their respective teams still fighting for the title, and both sides conceded - fell behind, in fact - during a tense first half at both Anfield and the Etihad Stadium.

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The Brazilian pair kept 20 clean sheets apiece in the 2021/22 campaign

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Manchester City win the Premier League in last day thriller

Manchester City will celebrate winning the Premier League with fans in an open-top bus parade in the city centre on Monday 23rd May.

It will conclude with a stage show at Deansgate (Beetham Tower).

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Manchester City win the Premier League in last day thriller

Four league titles in five years for Manchester City. Incredible numbers from Pep Guardiola’s men who pip Liverpool to the title by just one point.

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