22nd May, 2022
Manchester City came back from two goals down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 to retain their English Premier League title on Sunday, thanks to an Ilkay Gundogan’s brace.
Playing at the capacity filled Etihad Stadium, many were expecting City to run over Villa, but how mistaken they were, as the visitors took the lead on 37 minutes.
Matty Cash burst into the box to get on the end of a whipped in cross from Lucas Digne and scored magnificently from close range into the middle of the goal.
Coutinho made it 0-2 for Villa on 69 minutes to throw City’s fans in a sad mood.
Ollie Watkins got to the ball and headed it over the defence to Philippe Coutinho, who met it nicely and fired it into the back of the net.
With Liverpool playing 1-1 at that time with Wolves, many expected them to just score another goal against Wolves to take the title.
But a determined City will not let go. Raheem Sterling who came in as a substitute showcased his great technique and produced a beautifully lofted cross into the box.
Three minutes later, City were ahead, as Gundogan struck the third goal to send the stadium into a frenzy.