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Man City clinches 6th Premier League title in 11 seasons

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:15 PM
Manchester City's Rodrigo runs to celebrate after scoring his sides second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England earlier today.
Manchester City's Rodrigo runs to celebrate after scoring his sides second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England earlier today.

MANCHESTER, England (AP):

Manchester City clinched a sixth Premier League title in 11 seasons on Sunday by scoring three times in five minutes to come from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in the finale to avoid being toppled by challenger Liverpool.

City was trailing 2-0 to Villa until İlkay Gündoğan began the comeback in the 76th. Rodri equalized two minutes later and Gündoğan put City in front in the 81st.

At one point even when City was losing, it was still set to defend the title as Liverpool was only drawing 1-1 to Wolverhampton. But Mohamed Salah then put the second-place side in front in the 84th minute, which would have taken Liverpool into first place had City not mounted its fightback at the Etihad Stadium. Andy Robertson then sealed Liverpool's 3-1 win.

Had City conceded a late equalizer, Liverpool would have snatched the trophy away but Pep Guardiola's side held on for the win in a thrilling climax.

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