Manchester City were crowned Champions of England for the fourth time in five seasons as they overcame a late two-goal deficit to defeat Aston Villa in a dramatic 3-2 scoreline on Sunday.
It had seemed as though City would lose the title after falling 2-0 behind Villa, but everything changed when İlkay Gündoğan scored in the 76th minute.
Two minutes later, Rodri equalized before Gündoğan added his second that ended up being the title-clincher – this was the moment that spelt a big news for not just the Citizens but their neighbour, Manchester United.
Two Reasons Why Manchester United Fans Are Celebrating City’s League Victory
Prior to the game, myriad of Manchester United fans had expressed worry that Liverpool’s recent successes, particularly the 2021/2022 Premier League anticipated title would usurp their records.
If Liverpool had snatched the crown from City and eventually beat Real Madrid in the Champions League Final in Paris next Saturday, Jurgen Klopp’s men would have eclipsed United’s 1999 Treble.
Secondly, if Liverpool had pulled off their second Premier League title win in three seasons, it would mean that they would square up their overall top flight championship wins with United at twenty each: a feat Manchester United fans never wanted.
Consequently, City’s victory in the league automatically ends Liverpool’s quest for what would have been a historic quadruple, with the club already having won the League Cup and FA Cup titles (beating Chelsea in penalty shootouts for both domestic trophies) while also advancing to the Champions League final.