City came from 2-0 down against Aston Villa to win 3-2 and seal their fourth Premier League trophy in the past five years.

Ilkay Gundogan’s winner here at the Etihad Stadium was a little earlier in the game, but City fans were put through exactly the same trauma.

In fact, at 2-0 down and with just 14 minutes remaining, they were in a state of mourning, looking to Anfield some sort of miracle as Wolves fought to hold off Liverpool.

But Jurgen Klopp’s side always the get job done, as they finally did again by winning 3-1, but it was City who produced the impossible once more.

Despite having Jack Grealish still available to him off the bench, Pep Guardiola instead turned to Gundogan for his final alteration. It will surely go down as one of the most inspired substitutions in Premier League history.

Four minutes after coming on, Gundogan turned in Kevin De Bruyne’s cross to hand City a glimmer of hope before Rodri side-footed them level two minutes later.

Moments later, and with the volume at full blast and City incessant, Gundogan emerged at the far post to slide in De Bruyne’s cross and send the Etihad Stadium into wild celebrations that they had not seen before – at least for 10 years anyway.

By full-time, Guardiola was in tears, and so too were many of his coaching staff and players, with the hopes of stopping a pitch invasion well and truly gone.

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