Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions after a dramatic 3-2 comeback victory against Aston Villa on the final day of the season.
With the likes of Matty Cash and Coutinho firing Aston Villa in to a 2-0 lead within 69 minutes of the Premier League title decider at the Etihad, it looked all but lost for Manchester City, as Liverpool’s quadruple dreams looked likely to manifest.
However, inspired substitutions from Pep Guardiola did the trick for the hosts, with Ilkay Gundogan in particular stealing the show with a brilliant brace in the space of five minutes, alongside Rodri’s stunning equaliser sandwiched as Manchester City ended up 3-2 victors.
Despite Liverpool triumphing 3-1 against Wolves at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s side had to be content with being second best, as Manchester City completed a turnaround that was fitting after the ten-year anniversary of the iconic ‘93:20’ goal against QPR in 2012.
As City were crowned Premier League champions for the fourth time in five seasons, here are the five things we learned from a day where they made the stuff of dreams a reality.
Ilkay Gundogan: The Protagonist