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Liverpool hopes dashed as triumphant Man City come back to win Premier League

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For a time, it looked like Manchester City would infamously blow the Premier League as they somehow went down 2-0 at home to Aston Villa with only 10 minutes remaining.

Liverpool had gone behind early to Wolves but rallied to 1-1, meaning another goal for them would have secured the title.

However, while Liverpool was able to grab a 3-1 win in the end, City also added three late goals, with two from Ilkay Gundogan and another from Rodri being enough to top the league.

Elsewhere, Leeds United stayed up with a 94th-minute goal from Jack Harrison earning a 2-1 win at Brentford, while rivals Burnley fell 2-1 at home to Newcastle United.

That saw Burnely fall to the second tier of the football pyramid, joining Watford and Norwich City in the Championship next season.

Arsenal were 5-1 winners over Everton, who only had just secured their own Premier League survival, but north London rivals Spurs finished fourth and took the Champions League spot with a 5-0 win against Norwich City.

Elsewhere, Ralf Rangnick's final game in charge at Manchester United ended in a 1-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, but it was enough to secure Europa League football with Conference action now David Moyes' reward for seventh place, as West Ham lost 3-1 to Brighton.

Chelsea won 2-1 against Watford going into an uncertain summer, but with the third spot safe, and Leicester beat Southampton 4-1 in the day's dead rubber.

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UNITED SECURE EUROPA LEAGUE FOOTBALL

United managed to lose 1-0 to Crystal Palace in their last game of the season, but West Ham's 3-1 defeat to Brighton means sixth place is Erik ten Hag's to enjoy next season.

SPURS TO PLAY CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL

Spurs crushed Norwich City, and Arsenal did the same to Everton, which means that Antonio Conte kept hold of their advantage and failed to do a Spurs. Conte and Arteta have been two of the most effective managers of the season.

BURNLEY RELEGATED

Leeds managed a 1-1 draw at Brentford, and that point separated them from Burnley, who lost 2-1 at home to Newcastle. 

MAN CITY ARE CHAMPIONS

It was an astonishing comeback from the retaining champions, who have done it again and held off Liverpool.

For Guardiola, it buys him time to try again at the Champions League with Erling Haaland, while Liverpool has failed in their attempt to win the quadruple. A brilliant side nonetheless, and they must pick themselves up for Real Madrid.

GOAL! Liverpool 3-1 Wolves - Robertson scores

It's absolutely flying everywhere. 

GOAL! Brentford 1-1 Leeds - Canos scores

The home side level.

 

GOAL! CITY HAVE DONE IT! 3-2 - Gundogan scores

If this is how it stays, they retain the title in a remarkable fashion.

 

GOAL! Manchester City 2-2 Villa - Rodri scores

Chaos now as both Liverpool and City are drawing and 10 minutes remain.

 

GOAL! Brentford 0-1 Leeds United

Burnley is behind 2-1 now, but Raphinha has sorted it for Leeds.

 

GOAL! Man City 0-2 Aston Villa - Coutinho scored

Ah, Pep Guardiola might need to sort his players out here.

 

GOAL! Norwich 0-3 Spurs - Kulusevski scores

He has another. Elsewhere in the Premier League, Newcastle is up 2-0 at Burnley with another Callum Wilson effort.

 

Make it four! Gabriel scores now for Arsenal

GOAL! Arsenal 3-1 Everton - Cedric scores

They're back with a two-goal cushion, but that's not enough with the Spurs still in the lead.

 

GOAL! Leicester City 1-0 Southampton - Maddison scores

It's a goal for the home side in their dead rubber.

GOAL! Brighton 1-1 West Ham

Veltman levels for Graham Potter's men.

 

HALF TIME EVERYWHERE

Arsenal 2-1 Everton

Brentford 0-0 Leeds United

Brighton 0-1 West Ham

Burnley 0-1 Newcastle

Chelsea 1-0 Watford

Crystal Palace 1-0 Man United

Leicester 0-0 Southampton

Liverpool 1-1 Wolves

Man City 0-1 Aston Villa

Norwich City 0-2 Spurs

GOAL! Arsenal 2-1 Everton - Donny van de Beek scores

Arsenal has a goal advantage while the Spurs are still up 2-0.

 

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-0 Manchester United

The Ralf Rangnick era may not even get a whimper on the way out.

 

WELL WELL WELL WELL! Man City 0-1 Villa - Matty Cash scores

Blimey! It's on the cards. Could it happen?

 

GOAL! x2! Arsenal 2-0 Everton

Gabriel Martinelli from the spot and then Eddie Nketiah four minutes later, and Arsenal are coasting. Meanwhile, Spurs are 2-0 up.

 

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