Manchester City preserved the Premier League title in the most dramatic way as they trailed themselves back from 2-0 down to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 with 3 goals in the final 15 minutes of the game.
Ilkay Gundogan came off the bench to score twice with Rodri also on target as Pep Guardiola’s squad held off Liverpool’s title charge to triumph the league by a point.
In scenes nostalgic of the first of City’s now 6 league titles in 11 seasons when Sergio Aguero scored a 93rd minute winner to refuse Manchester United the title on GD , the champions produced a superb comeback at the Etihad.
Gundogan commenced the comeback as he headed in Raheem Sterling’s cross at the back post.
Rodri then side-footed home from outside the box and Gundogan finished the fightback by tapping in from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross at the back post.
Guardiola stated ahead of the match he wanted no repeat of Aguero’s legendary late strike a decade ago.
However, he was the most relieved man in Manchester as he booked the 10th league title of his coaching career in just 13 seasons.
Fans crushed onto the pitch to celebrate at full-time and the crossbar at the goal where City scored all of their goals was cracked under the weight of supporters sitting on it.