Pep Guardiola joked it had been part of his plan all along that Manchester City should fall 2-0 behind against Aston Villa as his side celebrated their fourth Premier League title in five years with a city-centre parade on Monday. A day after City added another incredible comeback story to their history, scoring three goals in six minutes to beat Villa 3-2 and edge out Liverpool by a single point, City shared the moment with thousands of supporters along Deansgate.
Kevin De Bruyne believes this season's Premier League title is the best he has ever won with the club. Man City made it four titles in five years after they came back from two goals down to beat Aston Villa on the final day. De Bruyne was once again a key component for Man City this season, and that came after a tough start with injury. "For me, to be honest, with how I felt at the beginning of the year, this title is by far the best one out of the four," De Bruyne said.
Nicholas Gioacchini will leave France's Montpellier after one season. Gioacchini, a 21-year-old winger from Kansas City, Missouri, had three starts among 28 league appearances this season. He was loaned to Montepellier from second-tier Caen just ahead of the close of last summer's transfer window. Gioacchini has three goals in eight international appearances and played for the U.S. at last year's CONCACAF Gold Cup. He signed with Caen ahead of the 2018-19 season. Montpellier said Monday that Gio