Manchester City won the Premier League with a stunning late comeback against Aston Villa, netting three goals in five minutes as their title hopes seemed to be slipping amid dramatic scenes at Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s team needed a win to secure their fourth title in five seasons, but they were facing the threat of finishing the season without a trophy after goals from Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho put Villa 2-0 up and in command after the break.
It appeared that Villa manager Steven Gerrard would assist his former team Liverpool win the Premier League until Man City turned the game on its head in a hysterical environment.
Ilkay Gundogan, on as a substitute for Bernardo Silva, gave City hope with a far-post header in the 76th minute, and Etihad Stadium was a wall of noise when Rodri drove a low finish past Villa keeper Robin Olsen two minutes later.
The title-winning recovery was complete with nine minutes left as Gundogan once again arrived at the far post to put City in front, the decisive contribution on this nerve-shredding final day.
City did need those three points as Liverpool beat Wolverhampton Wanderers – with City boss Guardiola overcome with emotion and breaking down in tears at the final whistle.