Manchester City Retain Premier League Title After Pummeling Brighton

Manchester City retained the Premier League title on Sunday against Brighton and see off a charging Liverpool after a thrilling campaign. City thumped Brighton 4-1 to finish on 98 points, which is the second-highest total in Premier League history as Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 at Anfield to finish a single point adrift.

City strung 14 league wins at the end of the season, are the first side to retain the title since their bitter rivals Manchester United managed the feat in 2009, and remain on course for the first domestic treble in English football history.

Liverpool drew first blood on Sunday, with Sadio Mane striking in the 17th minute to put them mathematically top of the table and on course for their first English top flight title since 1990, before the Premier League era even started. City fans’ nerves were teared apart when Glenn Murray put Brighton in front from a corner in the 27th minute, resulting in a huge roar at Anfield.

But those cheers were quickly muted, when Guardiola’s side level just 83 seconds later, Aguero staying onside and keeping his cool to finish after a brilliant ball from David Silva. Ten minutes later, the unmarked Aymeric Laporte rose to head in Riyad Mahrez’s corner to complete the turnaround for City.

Guardiola’s side continued to dominate at the start of the second half and were rewarded when Mahrez smashed in a third goal with 27 minutes to go. Ilkay Gundogan then blasted home a free-kick to put the result beyond any doubt.

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