Manchester City scored three late goals to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 to win the Premier League title 2021/22.
Pep Guardiola went into the match leading his closest rivals Liverpool by a point and needed to match the Reds’ results to retain their title.
However, things seemed to take a wrong turn when Matty Cash gave Aston Villa the lead just before the break to take a 1-0 lead at the end of the first half.
City tried everything they could to get back into the game, but the visitors held out for long stretches.
Then Villa, under the tutelage of Steven Gerrard, silenced the Etihad Stadium when former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho scored the second goal in the 69th minute.
At that point, Liverpool were drawing 1-1 at home with Wolverhampton, but they could have moved ahead of City in the standings by a second goal.
That all changed within minutes even though City scored three goals within three minutes to take the initiative and ultimately win the match.
First, Raheem Sterling showed great technique and produced a beautifully lifted cross into the penalty area, which was expertly met by Ilkay Gundogan, heading inside the left post.
Rodri made it 2-0 two minutes later when Rodri provided a moment of magic, allowing a shot from the edge of the penalty area into the lower left corner of the post.
Gundogan added his second and third goal for City two minutes after Rodri’s goal to spark wild celebrations in Al Ittihad.
The goal was enough to give the Citizens the title ahead of Leverkusen, who also scored two late goals to win 3-1.