By Isah Bature

Manchester City are Champions as a remarkable comeback sees them beat Aston Villa 3-2 to hand Pep Guardiola’s side the title at a euphoric Etihad… with Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Wolves in vain.

Pep Guardiola called it, a week in advance. ‘If we don’t win, Liverpool will take the league,’ he predicted. And he was right.

Liverpool did their part, coming from behind to beat Wolves 3-1. Steven Gerrard did his part, too, his Aston Villa seizing a two goal lead at the Etihad Stadium and frightening the bejesus out of the locals. And Manchester City? They looked to have blown it, again. For 75 minutes they turned in arguably their poorest performance of the season, certainly at home.

After the crushing disappointment against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final, they were on course to become the first team to surrender the title, having led the table on the final day.