That’s the description of Manchester City and its Premier League campaign 2021/22 in one word. In one of the most pulsating season finales of the Premier League, Manchester City emerges victorious yet again to lift the Premier League title for the 4th time in the last 5 seasons. An astounding feat that makes the QNET family and all Cityzens around the world extremely proud!
The season finale was an edge-of-the-seat affair. A game against Aston Villa with the title hanging in the balance. It was almost reminiscent of Manchester City’s first Premier League title win in 2011/12 when Kun Aguero won the league with the last kick of the match.
In this game, City was two goals down until the 75th minute. They scored three quick-fire goals in 10 minutes to turn the fixture around and clinch the Premier League title. For most of the game, City was trailing, and the title seemed to be heading towards the Merseyside club, Liverpool, which also required a win to claim the title. But City rose with a great fighting spirit to win the game and their 8th Premier League title.
QNET applauds the memorable triumph and reviews Manchester City’s Premier League title-winning season 2021/22!
Manchester City’s Performance on the final day of the season
Citizens worldwide are still buzzing with Manchester City’s performance on the final day of the season. Manchester City was at 90 points heading into the final game, all set to claim its 8th title by winning the fixture. However, their game was against Aston Villa, who were gaining momentum in recent games and were looking to end the season with a statement win against City and denying them the title.
City’s title rivals, Liverpool, were following them in every step of the season. They had 89 points and would leapfrog City with a win if they were to drop points on the last day. There were doubts if City could pull it off after recently drawing a match against West Ham United. With everything to gain, the pressure was well and truly on the players.
The game began with great intensity. City was controlling majority of the possession. However, they were unable to take their chances. Against the run of play, Aston Villa scored through a Matty Cash header right before the half-time.
With City trailing at half-time, the team talk from Pep Guardiola was crucial to motivate the team and change the dynamics of the match. City took to the field with great determination but was still lacking the finishing touch. Aston Villa landed another sucker punch when they scored their second goal. Philip Coutinho latched onto a long ball before steering it past City goalkeeper, Ederson.
The Manchester City resurgence
The score was 2-0, and the game had become intensely hard for City to win with less than a quarter of the match left. Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Then stepped City’s mercurial player, Ilkay Gundogan. In the 75th minute, he rose the highest at the back post to guide home a Raheem Sterling cross. City was successful in pulling one goal back but still required two more goals to secure the title.
Almost instantly, Rodri unleashed a sublime side-foot finish that went sailing past the opposition keeper to level the score, 2-2. Then came the final goal and perhaps one of the most important moments in City’s history. In the 85th minute, Gundogan stepped up again to tap in a Kevin De Bruyne cross from close range.
City was successful in completing the comeback with a remarkable performance that turned the fixture on its head. City emerged victorious on the night from the jaws of defeat and was crowned the champions of England!
But the title wasn’t just won on the final day. It was a long drawn season where City had to go head-to-head with the best teams in the country. A showcase of great determination and champions’ spirit ultimately culminated in their title triumph.
Here is Manchester City’s amazing season in a nutshell!
Manchester City’s Premier League Season 2021/22
The 2021/ 22 Premier League season was yet another remarkable campaign for the Cityzens. Manchester City was going into the season as the Premier League champions of the 2020/21 season. Many of them would assume that they might endure a tough season after their strenuous campaign.
They began the campaign with a narrow loss to Tottenham Hotspur. A game which highlighted the need for more attacking intent after the departure of club legend Sergio Aguero.
But that wasn’t going to hold City back! They bounced back with sublime performances against Arsenal and Norwich, scoring 10 goals and conceding none. It was the beginning of an unstoppable force. City were taking the league by a storm, completely outplaying other teams with their slick, high-tempo football.
Fixtures against Chelsea
Their prime rivals of the season were Liverpool and Chelsea. Both the teams had made additions to their squads to help win the Premier League. In their games against Chelsea, City matched the oppositions in defensive solidity while still playing with fluency. City ultimately emerged winners on both occasions by a single goal. Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne scored the winners in the first and second fixtures, respectively.
Fixtures against Liverpool
Liverpool was a different proposition compared to the previous season. They were going toe-to-toe with City, and their meetings ended in 2-2 draws on both occasions. Both the matches were highly entertaining, with some breath-taking performances from both sets of players. It was certain that the fate of the title race would go down to the wire.
Manchester City players were on their best form. During these games, players such as Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden were exceptional.
Manchester City’s dominance against Leeds United
The Cityzens went on to continue their great form, breaking their previously set club records. One of their best games came against Leeds United in a display of complete dominance. It was a match where City put 7 goals past Leeds United. They were in complete control of the match from the first whistle. The match also saw Kevin De Bruyne strike his best form, scoring powerful shots, one from outside and another from within the box.
The most important aspect of City’s campaign was consistency. While most teams would falter or go through a rough patch, City continued marching forward with stellar performances and grinding out results.
Let’s look at Manchester City’s title-winning season in numbers –
Manchester City Premier League Season: Stats
Manchester City had a blockbuster 2021/22 Premier League season. They won 29 out of their 38 games, drawing six while losing just three. They recorded an immersive 93 points during the campaign at a staggering 2.45 points per game.
Both their home and away records were impressive. They earned 47 points at home at a rate of 2.63 points per game, winning 15, losing two and drawing two games. Their away record was equally impressive. They recorded 46 points while winning 14, drawing four and losing just one away game all season.
They scored a whopping 99 goals during the season while conceding just 26. City scored seven past Leeds United in December, six past Leicester City on Boxing Day and five on five different occasions. This season, they also have 21 clean sheets, earning their keeper, Ederson, the golden glove award.
It is also not surprising that City has a record of 68.4% average possession with 687 passes per game. The club has the longest run of consecutive wins (12 games) between November to January. In a highly gripping season where every point made a difference, City saw their run of unbeaten games extend to 15 games before they drew against Southampton.
(Source: Manchester City Official Website)
In a season with multiple brilliant performances, Kevin De Bruyne was the club’s top-scorer with15 goals in the competition. De Bruyne was responsible for producing a masterclass against Wolverhampton Wonderers. He put four goals past the Wolves in a 5-1 victory. He was awarded The Player of the Season award for his great influence and for guiding City to yet another league title.
It was a remarkable season where City broke multiple records and was successful in establishing itself as the best team in England!
QNET applauds Manchester City’s Premier League title-winning campaign
Manchester City’s phenomenal season was a rollercoaster ride! It was a journey of desire, passion, and perseverance that ultimately saw them crowned the Champions of England. QNET is proud to be the Official Direct Selling Partner of Manchester City. We have been rooting for our favourite club throughout the campaign.
Manchester City players have had amazing performances showcasing true grit and determination. The City players are the epitome of hard work and persistence. They are an inspiration to all the Cityzens. They have overcome various challenges and were successful in emerging as the Champions of England yet again!
QNET family applauds City for their successful campaign – Congratulations, Manchester City. You are the best!!