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Manchester City FC has won the title for the fourth time in the last 5 years and for the second time it has defeated Liverpool Football Club in the title race by a margin of just 1 point.
England’s legendary football club Manchester City FC has become the champion of England and with this the team has won for the second consecutive year and for the sixth time in total. English Premier League (Premier League) title. In the last match of the current season, City bounced back from a thrilling 0-2 draw to beat Aston Villa 3-2 to beat their nearest rivals Liverpool Football Club by a margin of 1 point. Liverpool FC also defeated Wolverhampton 3-1 in their last league match, but it was still not enough for the title. At the end of the season, City had 93 points from 38 matches, while Liverpool had 92 points from the same number of matches.
In the 2021-22 season of the Premier League, the champion could not be decided even after 37-37 matches and in such a situation, on the last day of the season, the 38th match had to wait for the decision. Before this match, Manchester City had 90 points from 37 matches and had to win at any cost to win the title. At the same time, Liverpool was just behind him and he had 89 points in 37 matches. In addition to winning their match, Liverpool needed to lose or at least draw City to win the title, but this did not happen.
Sensational comeback in the second half won the title
Manchester City, playing at their home ground, faced difficulties against Aston Villa and the team went 0-1 against expectations in the first half itself. Matthew Cash scored for Aston Villa. The situation then worsened in the second half, when former Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho doubled Aston Villa’s lead. With the defeat on City, the threat of losing the title was looming.
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In such a situation, Ilke Gundogan was brought in as a substitute in the 68th minute and this German midfielder overturned the match. He first narrowed the gap by scoring in the 76th minute and then gave the team the lead in the 81st minute. City scored 3 goals within 5 minutes, including Rodri’s goal in the 78th minute. City won their second consecutive and sixth Premier League title overall, maintaining their lead till the end. Under the leadership of manager Pep Guardiola, the team has won the title for the fourth time in the last 5 years.
Liverpool missed by 1 point again
On the other hand, Liverpool, who were ending the season at their home ground Anfield, defeated Wolverhampton (Wolves) 3-1. The team had to struggle a lot for this. He suffered a major setback in the third minute itself when Wolves’ Pedro Neto scored. However, in the 24th minute, Liverpool equalized with the help of a goal from Sadio Mane. In the second half also the situation remained level at 1-1. However, Liverpool, on the other hand, had a chance to win the title with the match after City went down 0-2, but City dashed their hopes by making a spectacular comeback.
However, Liverpool put in their best effort and eventually won through goals from Mohamed Salah in the 84th minute and Andy Robertson in the 89th minute. Still the team missed out on the title. Apart from City and Liverpool, Chelsea were third and Tottenham Hotspur fourth in the top 4. This is the second time in the last four seasons that City have defeated Liverpool by a margin of just 1 point in the title race. Earlier this happened in 2018-19 also. Then City scored 98, while Liverpool had scored 97 points.