Manchester City has kept the better end in the remote duel for the title in England.
- Jürgen Klopp hopes for second CL title
- Ilkay Gündogan hits twice for Manchester City
- emotional statement by Ilkay Gündogan
In Manchester, the fans stormed into the pitch after the final whistle, only the tears ran at the opponent Liverpool: thanks to the double goal scorer Ilkay Gündogan, Pep Guardiola triumphed with Jürgen Klopp in the remote duel and saved the wafer -thin lead over the finish line in the heartbeat finale.
Manchester City won the English football championship for the eighth time on Sunday, in the Guardiola era it is the fourth success in five years.
“The game went off like in a trance,” said Matchwinner Gündogan after the dramatic comeback of the Citizens: “It was about achieving this connection goal, then the momentum was on our side. These are the days you look back on.”
Jürgen Klopp hopes for second CL title
Klopp broadcast congratulations on the opponent from Manchester and said: “The outcome is not completely surprising.”
The German quickly turned the view forward: “The team is not yet finished.” Next Saturday in the Champions League final against the Spanish master Real Madrid, the chance of triple is still waiting.
The Guardiola team with international Gündogan won on the 38th and last matchday of the Premier League after 0-2 deficit 3: 2 (0: 1) against Aston Villa. The Success Coach Klopp team came to a 3-1 (1: 1) against the Wolverhampton Wanderers, but had to be satisfied with the runner -up championship with one point.
Ilkay Gündogan hits twice for Manchester City
The goals for Mancity scored double packers Gündogan (76th, 81st) and Rodri (78th), Sadio Mané (24th), top goalkeeper Mohamed Salah (84th) and Andrew Robertson (89.) were successful. Mancity successfully defended the title in football motherland.
A week ago, the Reds from Liverpool also won the FA Cup in penalty shootout against Chelsea FC after the league cup. On May 28, the Klopp protégés also play in St. Denis in the Champions League final against the Spanish record champions Real Madrid.
Klopp had reached deep into the psychological trick box before the Premier League season final. “You are a favorite and the better team, but then: Hoppla, 0: 1. Then it depends on the character. We often proved it,” he said.
“The momentum,” Klopp said, lying at his LFC. The parade has long been scheduled for May 29, “I can feel an incredible confidence and a positive mood around Angield”.
Klopp first saw his confidence: Liverpool countered the early goal of Wolverhampton’s Pedro Neto (3rd) by Sadio Mane (24th), City was lying behind a break by a header by Matty Cash (37.).
emotional statement by Ilkay Gündogan
In the second round, the Citizens tried everything to turn the game. But instead of the 1-1, the 0: 2 fell in the 69th minute by Philippe Coutinho, the Brazilian with a past on the Anfield Road.
But Guardiola’s team kept a cool head. “We are absolutely crazy about the title,” the starting coach said before the game. And his players showed that in the last 20 minutes of the season.
Only Gündogan hit the connection in the 76th minute, two minutes later Rodri achieved the equalization. In the 81st minute it was again the German who shot the master throne with his double pack city.
Gündogan was still emotionally touched late on Sunday evening, spoke of one of the most moving days of my career so far. “