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EPL Praised as Best League in the World After Man City Win Title on Epic Final Day

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVMay 22, 2022

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Ilkay Guendogan celebrates with Bernardo Silva of Manchester City after scoring their team's third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)
Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

What a final day. 

Manchester City, needing a win to guarantee itself a fourth Premier League title in five years, found itself trailing Aston Villa 2-0 after 69 minutes. Liverpool, needing a win and for City to drop points to win a title in its pursuit of the hallowed quadruple, found itself down 1-0 after three minutes and even at a goal apiece at halftime. 

The stage was set for fireworks, and boy did it deliver. 

Liverpool scored two goals within a five-minute span in the dying embers of its game, only to miss out on a title by one point after City shockingly scored three goals within five minutes late in the second half. 

NBC Sports Soccer @NBCSportsSoccer

BEDLAM AT THE ETIHAD!<br><br>İlkay Gündoğan's second goal of the match wins Manchester City the title.<br><br>📺: <a href="https://twitter.com/peacockTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@peacockTV</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MCIAVL?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MCIAVL</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChampionshipSunday?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ChampionshipSunday</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MyPLMorning?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MyPLMorning</a> <a href="https://t.co/AZZjFWIXvc">pic.twitter.com/AZZjFWIXvc</a>

Scenes. Absolute scenes. And for many football supporters, it was further proof that the Premier League is the top domestic league in the world:

Rio Ferdinand @rioferdy5

Right now the <a href="https://twitter.com/premierleague?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@premierleague</a> is the best league in the world.<br>I don’t want to hear anything from anyone trying to disagree.<br>⚽️⚽️⚽️

chuboi.eth 🇳🇬🇨🇦 @ChuBoi

Best league in the world. Don’t wanna hear about these other Uber Eats leagues bro…

Conn @ConnCFC

The Premier League is the best league in football and it isn’t even close

Frank Edoho @frankedoho

Manchester City concede 2 goals at the Etihad against Aston Villa and score 3 goals in 5 minutes to clinch the title! <br>The English Premier League- The best league in the world!!!

レイチェル @rtjxynwa11

<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PremierLeague?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PremierLeague</a> IS THE BEST LEAGUE ON PLANET

Lee 🌹 @ChelsLee86

You will never see anything like the MF <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PremierLeague?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PremierLeague</a>.. Wow👏

Firdous Mir @Firdous06589171

What a league..<br>What a final day...<br>Imagine not liking football..<br>Man city...the champions.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PremierLeague?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PremierLeague</a>

City's remarkable comeback—highlighted by Ilkay Gundogan's brace (76th- and 81st-minute goals) and Rodri's game-tying tally (78th minute)—was reminiscent of its title from 10 seasons ago, when Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero scored stoppage-time goals against Queens Park Rangers to give City a 3-2 win and a title over rival Manchester United on the final day of the season. 

It was the first of six titles City has won in the past 11 seasons, with Pep Guardiola guiding the club to four of them. 

And now, England's most talented and expensive team gets world-class striker Erling Haaland next season to add to its riches.

Joel “Troel” Embiid @JoelEmbiid

Heck of Premier League title race but I fear it won’t be close next year with Haaland

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