Ilkay Gundogan hailed Manchester City’s “incredible” Premier League title triumph as the German midfielder came off the bench to spark their astonishing fightback to beat Aston Villa 3-2 on the last day of the season.
Pep Guardiola’s side were in grave danger of blowing the title after falling two goals behind at the Etihad Stadium, with a victory required to be sure of pipping Liverpool to the trophy. But German international Gundogan proved City’s super-sub as he headed home to give them a lifeline in the 76th minute.
After Rodri equalised, it was Gundogan who wrote his name into City’s history books with the 81st minute winner from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross’ City finished just one point ahead of Liverpool, who beat Wolves 3-1 in their last game, and Gundogan admitted he was almost lost for words after the dramatic denouement.
“It was an unbelievable game. I don’t know what to say to be honest,” Gundogan said. “We are human beings and after going 2-0 down the chances were just very, very small.—Agencies