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Monday, 13 May 2019

Manchester City retain English Premier League Championship despite Liverpool's win.



Man City see off Brighton to retain the Premier League title in style on May 12, 2019. Manchester City came from behind to claim back-to-back Premier League titles with a 4-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Knowing only a final day victory could guarantee glory at the expense of Jurgen Klopp's relentless Liverpool, Pep Guardiola's men were stunned by a 27th-minute Glenn Murray opener.

Final-day specialist Sergio Aguero found a response within 83 seconds and Aymeric Laporte converted Riyad Mahrez's 38th-minute corner to put City back in control of their destiny.

Mahrez, a surprise selection after an underwhelming debut season at the Etihad Stadium, made good on his record-signing status and Ilkay Gundogan added further gloss for the raucous travelling supporters who have now seen their team prevail in four of the past eight Premier League seasons.

On the other hand, Liverpool suffered heartbreak despite beating Wolves 2-0 at Anfield on Sunday on the final day of the season.



Jurgen Klopp's side moved onto 97 points from 38 games thanks to Sadio Mane's double, but Manchester City's 4-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion means the Reds' 29-year wait for the top-flight crown goes on.

Hope was kindled among the home fans when news of City going behind arrived shortly after Mane turned home, but once Pep Guardiola's side moved ahead before half-time, Liverpool appeared resigned to their disappointment.

Senegal star Mane got his 22nd of a superb league campaign with nine minutes to go, but celebrations were largely muted in the Merseyside sunshine.

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