Despite going a goal down in the first half, Man City retained the title after defeating Brighton 4-1 at the Amex Stadium, making Liverpool’s victory against Wolves redundant.

Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyadh Mahrez, and Ilkay Gundogan all scored for the visitors after Glen Murray had given the home side the lead on 25 minutes.

It was the first time that a team has won back-to-back titles since Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United in 2009.

City’s total of 98 points is the second highest haul in Premier League history, two shy of the 100 points Pep Guardiola’s men accrued last year.

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Pep Guardiola celebrates winning his second title with Man City

In a remarkable season, Man City went toe-to-toe with Liverpool as both sides refused to bow down in the season’s closing stages. City last dropped points in the league against Newcastle on January 29, some three-and-a-half months before lifting the title.

Liverpool’s 97 points, meanwhile, would have been enough to take top spot in every Premier League season bar the two most recent.

“I think it was the hardest and most satisfying,” Man City captain Vincent Kompany told Sky Sports, reflecting on his three previous titles with the club.

“Liverpool were exceptional. There didn’t deserve to be a loser. But I’m so happy for the team. We’ve got an incredible desire.”

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There was momentary panic for City when Murray headed in from a corner to give Brighton a shock lead, but that hardly lasted a minute before Sergio Aguero slotted the ball through Mat Ryan’s legs to draw level.

With Liverpool leading against Wolves, more goals were needed for the visitors.

Laporte headed home unmarked from a corner to give his side a 2-1 lead 10 minutes before halftime, putting City in the driving seat.

Mahrez’s right-footed strike on the edge of the area extended the lead midway through the second period, before Gundogan’s sweetly-struck free-kick from 25 yards ultimately sealed the match — and the title.

Following the trophy lift on England’s south coast, the City team is flying straight back to Manchester to celebrate at its home ground.

Having been knocked out of the Champions League in a pulsating quarterfinal clash with Tottenham, Guardiola’s side now has the chance to win a domestic treble with FA Cup success against Watford next weekend.

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