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.
🏆 ¡¡¡EL MANCHESTER CITY ES CAMPEÓN DE LA PREMIER LEAGUE!!! 🏴— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) May 22, 2022
🤯 Remontada histórica y los aficionados se volvieron locos en el Etihad Stadium 🤩
🎥 Así lo celebran los jugadores y aficionados de @ManCity.
✅ ¡Un título más para Pep Guardiola! pic.twitter.com/qNprn8d8lC
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
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.
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:
- Man City
- Manchester United
- West Ham