For more than an hour, Liverpool believed in it. And was about to thank Steven Gerrard, former legend of the Reds and now coach of Aston Villa. As the title of champion of England was being played out on Sunday May 22, during the 38ᵉ and last day of the 2021-2022 season, Aston Villa scared Manchester City and temporarily offered the title to the Reds. But the Citizens overturned everything in less than ten minutes to win (3-2) and win a third English league title in four years.
In 2012, Manchester City secured their first title of the 21st century in the dying seconds of the season with a goal from Sergio Agüero. This time, the Skyblues supporters have won their eighth England title and will be able to thank Ilkay Gündogan. Entering the game when City was trailing by two goals fifteen minutes from the end of the match, the German midfielder changed everything, scored a double and allowed the Etihad Stadium to explode with joy. With Rodri’s goal in addition, the title was acquired.
Liverpool say goodbye to their quadruple dreams
A fourth English league title for Pep Guardiola at the head of City. The Spanish coach, who we saw very moved at the final whistle as the club’s supporters invaded the lawn, certainly thought he was reliving the nightmarish scenario of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid. But his team, Premier League leaders since December, managed to return to character against Aston Villa and then hold on.
Winner of Wolverhampton on his lawn (3-1), Liverpool will therefore not achieve the quadruple that the club was aiming for this season. After winning the English League Cup and then the FA CUP, the Reds dreamed of this feat if successful in the Premier League and C1. They will have to settle for a hat-trick if they manage to win against Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28 at the Stade de France. Manchester City, for its part, can breathe. The scenario was crazy, the victory is all the more beautiful.