Athletistic/Football. It often takes something special to win the most prestigious trophy in English football – Arsenal and Manchester City know this all too well. This season, Arsenal had an 8-point advantage in the 29th round, but then Manchester City’s winning push and the Gunners’ decline led to the fact that in the 36th round the “citizens” not only got the Arteta team, but also released the fifth championship in the past six years.

It was a great end to Manchester City, but we’ll look at other memorable instances of Premier League wins.

2011-2012: Manchester City scores 2 goals in stoppage time to snatch the league title from Manchester United

In April 2012, Manchester United retained their 13th Premier League title despite losing 6-1 to City at Old Trafford in an extraordinary derby earlier in the season.

But Manchester United managed to squander an eight-point lead with a shock 0-1 loss to Wigan before drawing 4-4 ​​at home to Everton and losing again to City at the Etihad.

These unfortunate results set the stage for a final round that changed the face of English football forever.

Manchester United were in a position to lift the trophy again after a 1-0 victory in their last game against Sunderland, but they had to wait until after City’s game against QPR was over before the celebrations could begin.

At the final whistle at the Stadium of Light, the score at the Etihad was 2-2, moreover, Edin Dzeko did not equalize until the 92nd minute.

Three minutes later, Mario Balotelli recovers the ball at the entrance to the penalty area then, despite losing his balance, manages to send it towards Sergio Aguero who arrives in the opposite direction.

The Argentine then got past the QPR defender before sending the ball into the net – absolute madness.

1994-95: Blackburn lose at Anfield but still lead Manchester United

The Premier League title has been determined in the final round a total of nine times, with the first coming just three years after the Premier League was formed.

Manchester United won their first two Premier League titles, but they were two points behind Blackburn before their final tour of the 1994-95 season.

Manchester United had an excellent goal difference and knew a win over West Ham would give them a third successive title should Kenny Dalglish’s side lose to Liverpool at Anfield.

“Blackburn” took the lead in the away game, but the “reds” not only bounced back, but also snatched victory in stoppage time.

News of the final result quickly leaked out at the Boleyn Ground, where West Ham held out to a 1-1 draw with Manchester United. As a result, Blackburn became champions by one point.

Blackburn’s triumph caused a sensation at the time.

2015-2016: Incredible Leicester title

“Fans, club, players – we don’t want Tottenham to win the Premier League.”

Eden Hazard spoke on behalf of the whole Chelsea team when asked about his motivation ahead of the game against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge in May 2016.

Tottenham have not won at the Blues since 1990, but they were favorites in the last London derby, where the two teams shared 22 points in the standings.

Spurs needed a win to continue their hunt for their first title since 1961, while Leicester could have lifted the trophy with two games to go if the Blues could stop Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side showed no signs of nervousness in a superb first half, with Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son each scoring and Tottenham taking a 2-0 lead. But it didn’t work to hold on to victory, as Gary Cahill and Hazard equalized and helped Leicester to a sensational league win, the first in history.

Leicester performed football’s greatest miracle under former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri.

2021-22: Manchester City comeback 0-2 in 5 minutes in the main game of the season

Pep Guardiola’s side were one point ahead of Liverpool going into the final day and needed just one win to clinch the league title.

However, in the first 70 minutes of the key clash against Aston Villa, City were not alone, trailing 2-0 after goals from Matty Cash and Filipe Coutinho. It should be noted that Aston Villa was managed by legendary Liverpool player Steven Gerrard and he really wanted to help his former club win the Premier League. But the Manchester City players quickly reversed the scenario.

Substitute Ilkay Gundogan gave the hosts a glimmer of hope by scoring in the 76th minute. Two minutes later, Manchester City’s players equalized thanks to Rodri’s brilliant strike from outside the penalty area.

The Citizens still needed one more goal, but it didn’t take long. In the 81st minute, Gundogan scored a brace, completing an exceptional five-minute comeback.

In the end, Liverpool beat Wolverhampton in their own game, but it didn’t matter. The trophy returned to Manchester again.

2013-14: Gerrard fall, depriving Liverpool of the title

April 27, 2014 is a day Liverpool fans will remember forever.

The Reds were top with three rounds to go and had a five-point lead when they faced second-placed Chelsea at Anfield. Liverpool were confident the team could win, particularly thanks to an 11-game winning streak that included a 3-2 win over Manchester City.

Liverpool were literally on the verge of winning their first Premier League title since 1990, but the team’s best player, Steven Gerrard, lost his balance at the crucial moment.

At the very end of the first half, the captain could not accept a simple pass from Mamadou Sako and slipped trying to correct the error.

Demba Ba ruthlessly punished Liverpool for this mistake. Chelsea then scored another late goal to win the match 2-0, giving Manchester City an advantage in the title race due to several games in progress.

Liverpool lost confidence in their strength after this defeat. A week later the team traveled to Crystal Palace for their penultimate game of the season, with Liverpool taking a 3-0 lead but eventually abandoning the game in the final 11 minutes for a 3-3 draw. .

Manchester City took advantage of the rival’s misfires, won the last two home games and became champions.

2018-19: Kompany’s last word at Manchester City

Vincent Kompany has scored 20 goals in his 11-year career at Manchester City – a decent feat for a centre-back – but one stands out above the rest.

Guardiola’s side were just a point ahead of Liverpool when Leicester arrived at the Etihad on May 6, 2019 (EPL matchday 37). Any oversight could be costly before the last weekend of the season.

City were on a 13-game winning streak but Leicester managed to hold the lead for 70 minutes. The tension at the Etihad was palpable.

It took a moment of magic to break the deadlock, and City had plenty of stars on the pitch to look to, from Aguero to Raheem Sterling, from Gundogan to Bernardo Silva.

Nonetheless, it was Kompany who realized when City needed him most.

City won their last game against Brighton to win the Premier League title and Kompany then decided to leave the club at the end of his contract.

2003-04: The Invincibles by Arsene Wenger

Arsenal won the Premier League just three times during Wenger’s 22-year tenure, but the 2003-04 squad remains arguably the Premier League’s greatest.

That season, Arsenal became champions 3 days from the end and celebrated their success in the stadium of their main rival, Tottenham.

The Gunners arrived at White Hart Lane on April 25, just one point away from securing the title as Newcastle beat Chelsea earlier in the day.

Wards of Wenger already led 2:0 in the 35th minute, then they missed the victory again and played 2:2, but that was enough for the championship, the victory lost at the last minute did not overshadow this day.

The Gunners beat Leicester and Fulham and drew with Birmingham to end the season unbeaten. No one has ever repeated this result in England.

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