MANCHESTER CITY WIN THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE (by a point) IN A DRAMATIC FASHION.
Manchester City had to make it more dramatic than it needed to be.
The game was in the final third of the regulation time with Manchester City trailing 2 goals while needing a win to become champions.
Manchester City comes from 2 goals down to get a 3-2 victory and the league title.
It looked like Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho had given Liverpool the advantage in the title race when they had Aston Villa with a 2-0 lead at the hour mark, until Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri found the goals in the space of 5 minutes to get Manchester City back in front and to the title.
Champions: Manchester City – 6th Premier League title 8th English title
Relegated: Burnley, Watford, and Norwich City
Champions League: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur
Europa League: Arsenal and Manchester United
Europa Conference League: West Ham United
Top goalscorer: Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
(23 goals each)
Arsenal 5-1 Everton
Brentford 1-2 Leeds
Brighton 3-1 West Ham
Burnley 1-2 Newcastle
Chelsea 2-1 Watford
Crystal Palace 1-0 Manchester United
Leicester City 4-1 Southampton
Liverpool 3-1 Wolves
Manchester City 3-2 Aston Villa
Norwich City 0-5 Tottenham
There was a positional switch in the relegation battle.
Leeds United picked up a 2-1 win at Brentford to move out of the relegation zone.
Burnley dropped into the relegation zone after losing by the same scoreline at home against Newcastle.
There would’ve been a positional switch in the title race if Manchester City hadn’t pulled off a miraculous comeback to deny Aston Villa from making the headlines.
Crystal Palace did their part by beating Manchester United, but West Ham did not do their part by getting a win at Brighton. (despite taking a lead).
Tottenham, Arsenal, and Leicester City ended their season with a comprehensive win.
Norwich, Watford, and Burnley bow out of the Premier League on a defeat.
The top four found the three points.
1| Manchester City – 93 points
2| Liverpool – 92 points
3| Chelsea – 74 points
4| Tottenham Hotspur – 71 points
5| Arsenal – 69 points
6| Manchester United – 58 points
7| West Ham United – 56 points
8| Leicester City – 52 points
9| Brighton – 51 points
10| Wolves – 51 points
11| Newcastle United – 49 points
12| Crystal Palace – 48 points
13| Brentford – 46 points
14| Aston Villa – 45 points
15| Southampton – 40 points
16| Everton – 39 points
17| Leeds United – 38 points
18| Burnley – 35 points
19| Watford – 23 points
20| Norwich City – 22 points