Manchester City beat Liverpool to Premier League title: All the best moments from a dramatic final day

Manchester City held their nerve to win one of the most thrilling title races in Premier League history.

Pep Guardiola’s men wrapped up the league by a single point with a 4-1 victory at Brighton to crush Liverpool’s hopes of a first top-flight triumph since 1990.

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City lift the Premier League trophy
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Guardiola has won back-to-back titles

But the scoreline doesn’t tell the entire story – and at one point the title was heading to Merseyside.

Fresh from witnessing the miraculous 4-0 victory over Barcelona, Anfield believed anything was possible, and Liverpool struck first when Sadio Mane turned in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross in the 17th minute.

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Mane put Liverpool in front

Reds supporters dared to dream when news quickly filtered through of a shock goal at Brighton – Glenn Murray put the Seagulls in front from a corner.

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Glenn Murray briefly put Brighton ahead

But their joy was short-lived as Sergio Aguero provided more final-day heroics, equalising for the visitors instantaneously after clever work from David Silva.

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Aguero hit back immediately

Nonetheless, with Liverpool ahead, only a victory would see City lift the Premier League trophy – and they found a second ten minutes later through Aymeric Laporte’s header.

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Laporte grabbed the all-important second

From that moment on, Liverpool’s hopes were dashed and City never looked back.

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Mahrez added a brilliant third
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Gundagon rounded things off

Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan put the shine on a dominant second-half display, while Mane struck again to ensure Liverpool finish second on a staggering, record-breaking 97 points.

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Mane ensured Liverpool did all they could

And so the celebrations began.

While City lavished in the south-coast sunshine, Liverpool were left to reflect on an incredible Premier League campaign which reaped no reward.

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Aguero poses with the trophy
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Alexander-Arnold looks glum as Liverpool fall short

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