Man City retains Premier League title on final day of season

Updated: 2019-05-13 09:25
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany holds the trophy as the team celebrate after the English Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City, Brighton, May 12, 2019. [Photo/IC]

BRIGHTON, England — Manchester City retained the Premier League trophy after coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 and see off Liverpool's relentless challenge on the final day of the season on Sunday.

The quality and intensity of the title race was emphasized by City requiring a 14th successive league victory to finish a point above a Liverpool side chasing a first championship crown in 29 years as the top two finished with a record 195 points combined.

"Liverpool was exceptional, I don't mean to rub it in, it is what it is, they didn't deserve to lose," City captain Vincent Kompany said. "It makes me so much more happy that we played such a great team all season."

But during a 21-minute wobble in the first half City looked like throwing away a fourth title in eight seasons.

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