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What's happened when title races have gone to the wire?

21 May 2022
Manchester City v Liverpool - Premier League

Relive the eight previous occasions when the champions have been decided on the final day

After 37 matches each, Manchester City and Liverpool are still battling to be crowned Premier League champions, with their epic race going right to the wire.

The top two

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
1 MCI 38 +73 93
2 LIV 38 +68 92

Pep Guardiola's side are the favourites to retain the title, sitting one point above the Reds and with a superior goal difference ahead of Sunday's finale.

LIV 3-1 WOL MCI 3-2 AVL
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But the champions drew last time out at West Ham United, meaning they need a home win over Aston Villa to guarantee finishing top regardless of Liverpool's result.

Intriguingly, their visitors are managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who could play a key role in securing the Premier League Trophy for his former club.

If Villa get a point or more, the door will be open for Liverpool, for whom a home victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers would give them their second Premier League title.

This will be the ninth time that the race has been decided on the final day, with the last two also involving Man City and Liverpool.

The omens are on City's side as the teams who have been top at the start of the day on all eight previous occasions have gone on to lift the trophy. 

Relive the drama from those thrilling finales below.

Also in this series

1994/95: Blackburn triumph in dramatic day
1995/96: Man Utd triumph in style
1998/99: Cole's chip rescues Man Utd after scare
2007/08: Ronaldo hits 31 as United make it 10
2009/10: Eight-goal Chelsea end United's reign
2011/12: Aguero leaves it late to save Man City
2013/14: Man City pip Liverpool with perfect finish
2018/19: City survive scare to retain title

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