Manchester City retains Premier League title, outlasts Liverpool on season's final day

Posted in 13 May 2019

Related article

View archive of news

Manchester City got a scare on Sunday when it went down a goal against Brighton in the final match of the Premier League season. But the Sky Blues roared back to win, 4-1, holding off second place Liverpool - which beat Wolverhampton in its own 2018-19 finale - to capture its second consecutive English title and fourth in the last eight years.

City and Liverpool went into the last weekend knowing exactly what was at stake. With the former ahead by a single point, only a win at Brighton would be enough to guarantee that Pep Guardiola's men defended their crown. Meantime, for long suffering Liverpool to hoist the trophy for the first time in 29 years, Jurgen Klopp's side would have to top Wolves and hope that the Cityzens slipped up.

With the two games (as well as the Prem's eight others) kicking off simultaneously, the drama would play out over 90 minutes. It didn't disappoint.