Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions for the second consecutive season after a 4-1 win over Brighton on Sunday.
Man City survived an early scare at Brighton, coming back from an early 1-0 deficit with four unanswered goals from Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan to stay permanent atop the table with a 4-1 win at Amex Stadium. Liverpool held up its end by beating Wolves 2-0, but City edged the Reds by a single point to cap arguably the greatest race between two sides down the stretch.
Man City ended the season on a 14-match winning streak in the league, ending on 98 points. That’s one more than Liverpool, which won nine straight to end the season, last dropping a point in the league on March 3. Such has been the standard set by these two fantastic clubs. Liverpool lost just once all season–that being to Man City in a game which it had a ball cleared off the line by John Stones, saving a goal by 11.7 millimeters–and its 97 points are by far the most for a runner-up. It’s of little consolation to Liverpool, whose wait for a top-flight title will go into its 30th year.
For Man City, the title is its second in a row, fourth in eight seasons and sixth all time.