Football | Manchester City retain their Premier League title

Football | Manchester City retain their Premier League title
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Manchester City have won the 2018/19 Premier League.

They have beaten Brighton 4-1 at the Amex Stadium to finish the season on 98 points, one place and one point above Liverpool after one of the great modern title races.

Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 at Anfield to finish on 97 points, but were relying on City to drop points in Brighton.

The Reds opened the scoring through Sadio Mane, before the fans inside
Anfield erupted at the news that Glenn Murray had fired Brighton into a 27th minute lead against City.

However, it took City less than a minute to restore parity, with Sergio Aguero finding the bottom corner with a low strike from 10 yards.

Aymeric Laporte capitalized on some slack marking to head Pep Guardiola’s men into the lead before the break, and City were comfortable after the break.

Riyad Mahrez found the top corner with a right-footed strike from just outside the box, before Ikay Gundogan wrapped up the title with a fantastic free kick.

Mane scored Liverpool’s second at Anfield courtesy of another Trent Alexander-Arnold cross.

His second goal drew him level with Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 22 goals in the Golden Boot race, and the trio will share the award.

City have become the first team to retain the title since Manchester United in 2009, with Pep becoming the first manager to do so since Sir Alex Ferguson.

City’s attention will now turn to their upcoming FA Cup final against Watford, which could see them complete the domestic treble.

Liverpool finish second with the highest points tally of any runner up in Premier League history, and will hope to end their season with a trophy when they take on Spurs in the Champions League final.

Chelsea drew 0-0 with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, a result which was enough to see them finish third on 72 points, one clear of Spurs, who were held to a 2-2 draw with Everton in London.

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