Man City 3-2 Aston Villa: Gundogan the Hero as City Pip Liverpool to Win 4th Premier League Title in 5 Years

Manchester City are Champions of England once again after coming from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2 at the Etihad! The drama started when Aston Villa went ahead in the first half via Matt Cash superb header and then a poetic finish from Philippe Coutinho meant trouble for Pep’s men.

But Guardiola’s Cityzens rallied from behind with a stunning comeback within 6 minutes. Gundogan scored from a Sterling assist before Rodri made it 2-2. Gundogan grabbed the winner in the 81st minute after a stunning assist from Kevin De Bruyne.

Manchester City are behind at the break courtesy of a Matt Cash header in the 37th minute. Liverpool were able to equalise after Wolves took an early lead at Anfield. Now it is down to the final 45 minutes of the season for the English Premier League Champions to be decided, who will be crowned Champions?

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Goal! Liverpool 3-1 Wolves

Goal! Liverpool 2-1 Wolves

Goal! Manchester City 3-2 Aston Villa

Ilkay Gundogan is there at the far post to tap in his second and his side’s third!

Goal! Manchester City 2-2 Aston Villa

Level in a flash! Oleksandr Zinchenko pulls the ball back to Rodri at the edge of the box and the midfielder produces an ice-cool finish into the bottom corner

Goal! Manchester City 1-2 Aston Villa

Try to keep up! Raheem Sterling clips the ball to the back post and Ilkay Gundogan heads in from close range.

Goal! Manchester City 0-2 Aston Villa

Villa are 2-0 up at Manchester City – yep you read that right! Philippe Coutinho latches onto a second ball, cuts inside and then pulls the ball coolly into the near corner

Liverpool 1-1 Wolves

For a brief moment, Liverpool thought they’d taken the lead as Sadio Mane is played through and tucks the ball home. But celebrations are cut short by the offside flag. He’d just strayed beyond the last defender.

Second Half

Man City trail Aston Villa 1-0, while Liverpool and Wolves are level at 1-1. As it stands, City win the title on goal difference alone but a Liverpool goal changes all that.

Pep Guardiola has made a change with Oleksandr Zinchenko replacing Fernandinho. At Anfield, James Milner comes on for the injured Thiago. John Ruddy has replaced Jose Sa in the Wolves goal. We will be about 40 seconds ahead at the Etihad.

Half-time

This has been far from straightforward for City. They trail to Aston Villa courtesy of that Matty Cash header and are so far struggling to break down Steven Gerrard’s side.

Thiago might be forced off with an injury at Anfield. And that’s half-time. Liverpool one goal away from winning the title as it stands.

Goal! Manchester City 0-1 Aston Villa

Drama! Lucas Digne plays an inviting cross into the box and Matthew Cash confidently headers it beyond Ederson

Goal! Liverpool 1-1 Wolves

Back in it! Sadio Mane charges down the left-hand side and picks out the near corner to equalise.

Manchester City Fans Get the News

Goal! Liverpool 0-1 Wolves

That wasn’t in the script! Pedro Neto is all alone at the far post and he slots home the opener!

Kick Off!

The final matches of the Premier League season are getting under way! There’s so much on the line!

Fan Reactions

Manchester City fans have come out to support their team from all around the world!

The Rivalry

Press Talk

Steven Gerrard says his focus is on Aston Villa moving up in the league despite having the possibility of helping out Liverpool.

Manchester City vs Aston Villa: Starting XI

Gabriel Jesus starts at centre forward with Mahrez and Phil Foden flanking him. The Premier League player of the season, Kevin De Bruyne, starts as well and would be looking to celebrate his new status with a stellar performance.

Liverpool vs Wolves: Starting XI

Mo Salah and Virgil Van Dijk are only fit for the bench. Sadio Mane will lead the lines alongside Jota and Diaz.


Manchester City vs Aston Villa Preview

Manchester City head into the final game of the Premier League season with it all on the line. It’s difficult to imagine a scenario where Pep Guardiola’s machine-like side lose out on both the domestic title and Champions League in the space of a few days, although it could somehow be the case.

Only a win will completely ensure City wrap up their fourth League title in five years and the fact Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is in the opposite dugout simply cannot be ignored. Their performance against West Ham was slightly concerning and Aston Villa’s ability to push Liverpool close last week does suggest City could be in for a nervy afternoon. That, however, is something City are more than experienced in.

Liverpool vs Wolves Preview

Liverpool can lift the Premier League title for the second time in three years if they beat Wolves on Sunday and Manchester City fail to win at home to Aston Villa.

A one-point deficit and worse goal difference means only victory for the Reds will deliver their 20th league title to go with their Carabao Cup and FA Cup crowns, ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid later this month.

Jurgen Klopp’s side engineered a 2-1 win at Southampton in midweek to keep their hopes alive while the manager rested a number of his star players. Standing in their way of a crack at City’s lead is a Wolves team which last won in the league at Anfield in December 2010, when Mick McCarthy’s side got the better of Roy Hodgson’s Reds.

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