Manchester City held off a titanic challenge from Liverpool to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League title by coming behind to beat Brighton 4-1 on Sunday. 14 straight League wins piped Liverpool by a solitary point as the Reds’ long wait to win the League continued despite a 2-0 victory over Wolves at Anfield that saw them post the third highest points tally in Premier League history.
City are still on course to complete the first ever domestic treble in English Football in the FA Cup final next weekend as goals from Sergio Augero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and IIkay Gundogan saw the visitors recover from Gelnn Murray’s shock opener. For 83 seconds the Liverpool fans were able to dream, but City showed that they are Champions and have racked up a remarkable 98 points; just two shy off their record century of points last Season.
Liverpool gave their all as they own nine-game winning run to end the season and went in front early against Wolves to raise the tension inside Amex Stadium. Manchester City had not conceded in their previous four games, But Brighton was playing on their nerves as they sought revenge for defeat in their FA Cup semi-final last month.
This was the first time that Manchester City had failed to score first in a league game since early December and the first time they had trailed at all time in the 14-game winning run that has carried them to the title.