Pep Guardiola’s team were forced to come back from 2-0 down against Villa on Sunday, to win 3-2, emulating the scoreline from their famous 2012 win over QPR.
It took a huge effort from substitute Ilkay Gundogan to turn things around for City, after Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho had put the visitors in front.
City led Liverpool at the top of the league by just one point going into the final day of the season, after only managing to draw with West Ham United last week.
Pep Guardiola’s side were still favourites going into the games, as they hosted Aston Villa at the Etihad, even if Liverpool were also favourites to win against Wolves at Anfield.
The first twist of the afternoon came after just three minutes of the game, with Pedro Neto putting Bruno Lage’s side ahead and making life even tougher for Klopp’s side.
Sadio Mane then put things back to where they’d started, equalising thanks to Thiago Alcantara’s brilliant assist, in the 24th minute.
Before half time things started moving in Liverpool’s favour, as Matty Cash gave Villa a surprise lead, meaning that the two teams at the top of the table were suddenly level on points.
City led the ‘as it stands’ table on goal difference, something that was unlikely to change, unlike on the final day of the League One season earlier this month.
But City were suddenly fearing for their lives as former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho put Villa 2-0 up and the champions knew a goal for their rivals would now put Liverpool into the lead in the title race.