One of the wildest, closest, and longest EPL title races ever is finally over as Manchester City takes care of business at Brighton with a whomping 4-1 victory. It started off with a scare as Glenn Murray put Brighton up 1-0 in the 27th minute while Liverpool had gone up 1-0 on Wolverhampton. Pep looked a little nervous on the sideline; even removing his jacket over the fear that City could have to pull off another 2012 vs. QPR miracle just to beat Brighton. Those fears were put to rest as all-time great, Sergio Aguero evened the match one minute later and Laporte gave the defended champs the lead in the 38th minute. From there, it was all City as Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gündogan would extend the lead and make it impossible for Brighton to pull off a comeback. This is the 5th EPL title in Man City’s history and their 4th in the last 8 years. City will look to complete their first domestic treble next Saturday against Watford for the FA Cup.
Liverpool undoubtedly has one of the greatest single-season clubs in European football history and they still do not have a trophy to show for it. They lost to Chelsea in the third round of the Carabao Cup, lost to Wolverhampton in the third round of the FA Cup and fall to Manchester City by two points for the EPL title. However, they have a chance to win the Champions League when they face Tottenham for the most coveted trophy in international club football on June 1st. Chelsea and Tottenham had their ups and downs throughout the EPL season, but they will join Man City and Liverpool in next season’s Champions League, while Arsenal and Manchester United fell apart late in the season and will both be headed to Europa League. Wolves had an impressive run for their standards as they finished 7th. Cardiff City, Fulham, and Huddersfield have been regulated from the EPL after finishing at the bottom three of the table.
Another fabulous season of English football is in the books. The gold standard of soccer is in England and we can not wait to do it all again in August.