Champions retain Premier League title on final day

Manchester City came from behind to retain the Premier League title in style with a 4-1 victory at Brighton on the final day of the season.

City looked on course for a nerve-jangling final outing at the Amex Stadium when Sadio Mane’s opener for Liverpool against Wolves – which temporarily moved the Reds top of the table – was compounded by Glenn Murray heading Brighton into the lead on 27 minutes.

But City produced the response of champions. Sergio Aguero struck just 83 seconds after Murray’s opener, before Aymeric Laporte’s header secured a half-time lead.

Riyad Mahrez rifled City’s third into the top corner on 63 minutes before an exquisite Ilkay Gundogan free-kick sparked wild scenes of celebrations among Pep Guardiola’s players and staff.

City’s 14th consecutive league victory sees them end one of the most remarkable Premier League title races on top of the pile with 98 points, and sees them become the first side since 2009 to retain the title.