The Citizens came from behind, recovering from a 0-2 deficit with three goals in five minutes, to dramatically beat the Villains
LONDON (EFE) — Ten years after Sergio Agüero’s dramatic goal against Queens Park Rangers, the Manchester City recreated a spectacular, impossible comeback again in five magical minutes at the Etihad Stadium to win his fourth premier league in the last five years and confirm the dynasty of Pep Guardiola In England.
The Celestes, who had only come from behind in one game this season in the league, got even with the psychological blow that Real Madrid caused them in the Champions League, with a similar comeback against Aston-Villain five minutes to the ecstasy of City.
The City life had become complicated and lost in the 75th minute by 0-2 against a town who had nothing at stake, but who was pushed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard until it looked like they were playing for their lives.
The ‘villains‘ had caused the City His legs will shake, like at the Bernabéu, but Ilkay Gundogan appeared to unblock the drama. He first a header, in 76, to continue believing. The German’s goal was a respite, although the league was not yet lost, because Liverpool, a few kilometers away at Anfield Road, were unable to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers. At that time, only goal difference made champion Citya risk that would come true with a little more from Liverpool.
Then Rodri’s great goal appeared, a touch with the inside from outside the area that Olsen was unable to stop. There the comeback was already a fact. There were ten minutes left and the Etihad roared.
It didn’t take long for another to fall. Kevin De Bruyne’s boots created a terrifying pass inside the box which Gundogan shoved into the net at the far post. The title was celestial, the fourth of the last five years, all under the command of Guardiola. The eighth in total, the sixth since the arrival of the money from the United Arab Emirates.
Liverpool’s 2-1 and 3-1 at Anfield no longer mattered. It was barely played since 3-2 of the City and with the final whistle came another pitch invasion at the Etihad. As in 2012, with a little less urgency than Sergio Aguero’s goal in stoppage time, but with the same emotion. The fans went to look for Gundogan, whom they hugged, while Pep Guardiolawho exploded with the end, began to cry on the grass.
The Citywhich threatened a blank season, as in the year the Spaniard landed, ends with a title, which puts out the fires of the League Cup, the FA Cup and the Champions League.
There is no more dominant team in England than the City, which has picked up the hegemony that Manchester United had last decade and adds its fourth Premier in five seasons. While United have not won the title since 2014, Chelsea since 2017 and Liverpool since 2020, the City imposes its muscle in the most competitive league in the world.