Guardiola hails Man City

Pep Guardiola hailed his Manchester City side as legends as they were crowned Premier League champions after staging an extraordinary comeback during a dramatic climax to the season.

City were two goals down against Aston Villa with 14 minutes of the campaign remaining before scoring three times in five minutes to spark wild scenes at the Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool, who eventually beat Wolves 3-1 at Anfield, had been one goal away from snatching the title in the final stages before their Quadruple dreams ultimately ended, finishing one point behind City.

Ilkay Gundogan was the hero, netting a brace either side of Rodri’s equaliser after coming off the bench when they toiled. The scenes turning from despair to jubilation around the Etihad resembled those of 10 years ago when Sergio Aguero etched his name into club legend.

According to daily mail, Guardiola, who was reduced to tears, became only the third manager in history to win four top-flight titles in five seasons, following in the footsteps of Bob Paisley and Sir Alex Ferguson.

‘We are legends,’ Guardiola said. ‘We will be remembered. These guys are legends. People have to admit it. These players are eternal in this club.

Guardiola admitted that he felt nerves within his squad during the week as the final day approached. City, however, discovered serious momentum once they got one goal back and their manager praised the club’s support for a feverish atmosphere that began outside the ground two hours before kick-off.

Fernandinho lifted the trophy on his final appearance before heading back to Brazil on a free transfer. Teenage fan Ben Mason, who lost his 14-year-old sister Kezia to suicide in March and has raised £100,000 for various mental health charities, presented Fernandinho with the silverware.

Guardiola hails Man City

At the other end of the table, Leeds extended their Premier League stay with a 2-1 win at 10-man Brentford, condemning Burnley who lost 2-1 at home to Newcastle to the drop after six years in the top flight.

Tottenham thrashed relegated Norwich 5-0 to seal a return to the Champions League, pipping local rivals Arsenal, who beat Everton 5-1.