Manchester City retained theEnglish Premier League title after a fierce competition with Liverpool untilthe last 38th stage of the season, beating Brighton 4-1.
With the results of the 38thstage, the one-point difference remained unchanged between City led by Spanishcoach Josep Guardiola and Liverpool led by German Jürgen Klopp, ending the seasonwith 98 points for the first versus 97 points for the later over Wolverhampton2-0 at the end of a league with one of the strongest competitions in history ofthe English Premier League.
Man City has been crowned for the second time in a row, to become thefirst team to retain the title since his rival Manchester United kept it in2008 and 2009, and for the fourth time in the last eight seasons, whileLiverpool will need to wait again for the title they have been looking forsince the cup was last raised in 1990.
Chelsea and Tottenham were ranked third and fourth respectively with twotickets to UEFA Champions League, while Arsenal was ranked fifth that will havethe chance to participate in the Champions League in the event it wins theEuropa League.
The match between Man City and Brighton began with a sudden andunexpected scenario, in which the host advanced, before the Northern teamreacted strongly and scored four goals.
With a solid defense, Brighton was able to control the offensive powerof City, which initially depended on Sergio Aguero, Algeria's Riyad Mahrez,Raheem Sterling, and Bernardo Silva, while Belgian Kevin de Bruen and GermanLeroy Sanih remained on the bench.
In the 27th minute, when Glenn Murray headed a corner with apowerful shot, scoring a goal for his team in a shock to the fans, at theAmerican Express Community Stadium, who was watching through their phones,Liverpool advancing against Wolverhampton.
In the second half, City dominated and did not leave a chance toBrighton, scoring two great goals, the first through Mehrez, who deflected thedefense of Brighton and shot the ball with a strong right foot penetrated theleft corner of the goalkeeper Ryan (63), and the second through Elkay Gundogan bya free kick.