Premier League scores: Manchester City win the title with stunning late comeback; Leeds avoid relegation

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Manchester City are the Premier League champions for the fourth time in five years, and they claimed their latest trophy in dramatic fashion on Sunday. Down 2-0 at home to Aston Villa late on, City scored three goals in just over five minutes to win 3-2 and clinch the crown. With Liverpool beating Wolves, 3-1, City had to win to avoid seeing their title rivals claim glory, and they delivered when it looked like it was slipping away. 

The key for City was sub Ilkay Gundogan, who came off the bench and scored twice for Pep Guardiola's men, putting home the winner on a back-post tap-in in the 81st minute.

At full time, there were some incredible scenes at the Etihad after pulling off another crazy title-clinching victory.

Here's everything to know about the day:

Final 2021-22 Premier League standings

1) Man City, 93 pts
2) Liverpool, 92 pts
3) Chelsea, 74 pts
4) Tottenham, 71 pts
5) Arsenal, 69 pts
6) Man United, 58 pts
7) West Ham, 56 pts
8) Leicester, 52 pts
9) Brighton, 51 pts
10) Wolves, 51 pts
11) Newcastle, 49 pts
12) Crystal Palace, 48 pts
13) Brentford, 46 points
14) Aston Villa, 45 pts
15) Southampton, 40 pts
16) Everton, 39 pts
17) Leeds, 38 pts
18) Burnley, 35 pts
19) Watford, 23 pts
20) Norwich, 22 pts

Relegation battle

When it comes to the relegation battle, Leeds were safe thanks to a 2-1 win over Brentford, with Burnley losing at home to Newcastle 2-1. Leeds had taken the lead, conceded and then got a clinching goal in the 94th minute from Jack Harrison to wrap it up. Burnley losing meant a draw would have been enough for Leeds, but they left no doubt, ending a five-match winless streak at the most opportune time.

European qualification

Here's how the qualification looks for European competitions thanks to the final standings. Tottenham's 5-0 cruising at Norwich City punched their ticket to UCL after a two-year hiatus, sending rival Arsenal to Europa League after UCL was looking likely in the weeks prior. 

Here's who will be playing where next season:

Champions League

  • Man City
  • Liverpool
  • Chelsea
  • Tottenham

Europa League

  • Arsenal
  • Manchester United

Conference League

  • West Ham
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Cleared off the line but it won't matter!

Mohamed Salah has scored for Liverpool after Matip's header was cleared off the line. Salah pokes it through and Liverpool leads but it may not matter.

May 22, 2022, 4:46 PM
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What deficit?

Gundogan gets another and City are back in control!

May 22, 2022, 4:42 PM
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It's beldam!

The relegation battle is a goal away from swinging Burnley's way! They trail 2-1 at home to Newcastle, but Leeds have just conceded and are now level. A draw in both games would save Burnley. 

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Rodri rolls through a free kick! It's 2-2 City

Well, it only took a second to get two goals, Liverpool needs a goal before City goes ahead. Olsen was caught flat footed.

May 22, 2022, 4:39 PM
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City gets their first goal

It's Gundogan but can they get another? Nervy, nervy day.

May 22, 2022, 4:38 PM
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Son gets his second and at the moment, he leads the Golden boot race

Spurs are ahead 5-0 against Norwich City as they're rolling to celebrate a Champions League place

May 22, 2022, 4:35 PM
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Coutinho! He's magic you know!

City concedes again and Liverpool only needs one goal to win the title. If they score, City will need three goals with only 20 mintues remaining.

May 22, 2022, 4:30 PM
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Everton be afraid

This may be a rotated Everton team with nothing to play for but if they can put in a performance this poor with any collection of players you have to worry about what next season brings. Maybe it is a fully fit Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin with a functioning midfield behind them. If not, it could be a real slog at the wrong end of the table.

May 22, 2022, 4:28 PM
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It's a third for Spurs 

After a miss only minutes before, Dejan Kulusevski gets his second goal of the match. Arsenal are ahead 4-1 but it won't matter as Spurs are out of sight.

May 22, 2022, 4:25 PM
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Leeds are on brink of safety!

Burnley are down 2-0 now! Callum Wilson has scored again for Newcastle, and it's turning into a disaster for Nick Pope and company. They need a miracle now! A comeback win or see Brentford come back to beat Leeds!

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Here comes Mohamed Salah

Diogo Jota leaves the match and Liverpool will push for a winner. This is bringing all the drama that was hoped for in the title race.

May 22, 2022, 4:19 PM
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Goal Leeds! Raphina!

1-0 to Leeds over Brentford! It's a penalty for the Brazilian, and he finishes with class! That means Leeds are safe as Burnley are losing at home to Newcastle! 

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Watkins had a good chance to make things 2-0 but can't finish 

City needs to score a goal as soon as possible as the closer the title race gets to the wire, the bigger the Liverpool advantage becomes.

May 22, 2022, 4:16 PM
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Liverpool thought they were through! 

Mane had the ball in the back of the net but the offsides flag was raised.

May 22, 2022, 4:13 PM
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Changes on either side of the title race

Sa has exited for Wolves and Ruddy has entered while Fernandinho has also been withdrawn for CIty at the half. Zinchenko has entered and will see John Stones move to center back now.

May 22, 2022, 4:08 PM
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Everton gets an opener

It's Donny van de Beek who capitalizes on a good pass from Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Arsenal still leads 2-1 but Everton could get a result here.

May 22, 2022, 3:50 PM
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Sa is down again and Ruddy is warming up

This could be quite a blow for Wolves if their keeper isn't ready to go for the rest of the match. The title race is on a knife's edge, so anything could tip it to Liverpool.

May 22, 2022, 3:47 PM
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United out of Europa League?

The Red Devils are losing 1-0 at Crystal Palace, and West Ham lead 1-0 at Brighton. As things stand it would be Conference League for United!

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Hwang wanted to quiet Anfield but Alisson was ready

Wolves are still causing trouble with balls over the top but Liverpool have held firm. They'll want a second goal for multiple reasons now.

May 22, 2022, 3:40 PM
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A massive goal for Matt Cash

His header puts Aston Villa ahead 1-0 and Anfield knows the news. Can Steven Gerrard hand his old team the title?

May 22, 2022, 3:38 PM
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It's two for Tottenham!

Tim Krul will want that one back as he looked to play out from the back right to the oncoming Spurs press. Its was an easy finish for Kane as Bentencur gets his second assist of the match.

May 22, 2022, 3:33 PM
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It's a second for Arsenal, this time Eddie Nketiah 

The Gunners are doing their part to end the season on a high note as they're taking care of Everton with ease.

May 22, 2022, 3:32 PM
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It probably counts for nothing...

But Arsenal have a penalty at an Emirates Stadium that has become very subdued since news filtered through of Tottenham's goal. Chants of "Alex Iwobi, he's one of our own" echo round the ground after the Arsenal academy graduate committed a pretty blatant handball in the box. It's Martinelli rather than Saka who steps up from the spot, sending Begovic the wrong way to open the scoring. Arsenal still need Norwich to do something they've done once since going down in 2016: come from behind to win a top flight match.

May 22, 2022, 3:29 PM
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Arsenal get a penalty and Martinelli doesn't miss

A handball on Iwobi sees Arsenal get a chance from the spot but they'll need Spurs to concede if they have a chance at Champions League.

May 22, 2022, 3:29 PM
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Relegation table

With Leeds level at 0-0 with Brentford and Burnley down to Newcastle at home, this is how the standings look:

17. Leeds, 36 points

18. Burnley, 35 points

That means Burnley are on the brink of relegation, but just a goal for them or for Bretnford would provisionally make them safe. 

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Mane! it's 1-1 

The title race is still on as Liverpool are back level!

May 22, 2022, 3:26 PM
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Pedro Neto scores, and is withdrawn

Hwang will enter but it's a bit of a blow for Wolves as Liverpool are pushing for a goal.

May 22, 2022, 3:23 PM
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Relegation update!

So massive events in the relegation battle. Leeds had taken a 1-0 lead at Brentford  ... but the goal was ruled out via VAR. But a penalty for Newcastle has seen Burnley go down 1-0, and as things stand, Leeds would be safe by just a point!

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