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"We NEVER Gave Up!" - Fernandinho Lauds Manchester City's Belief in Sensational Aston Villa Comeback

Manchester City skipper Fernandinho lauded the spirit his side showed to come back from two goals down and score thrice in five minutes to win the Premier League title against Aston Villa on Sunday.

The story of the Premier League season was written in the space of five minutes at the home of the champions, when Pep Guardiola's side fought back from a two goal deficit and netted thrice in surreal fashion to retain their crown.

Despite a dominant start to proceedings, Manchester City were lacking the cutting edge in attack and were often exposed at the back with Fernandinho partnering Aymeric Laporte in central defence and John Stones at right-back.

City received an early blow in the title decider when Matty Cash headed in from Lucas Digne's cross to steer Steven Gerrard's men in front and silence the Etihad Stadium, with Liverpool then in a position to win the league with a victory over Wolves.

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Reflecting on the spirit his side showed in his final game in a City shirt, club captain Fernandinho said: "Always. Always we believed. If you work for City or if you support City, you always believe. We never give up."

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After recently suffering a heartbreaking exit from the Champions League semi-final to Real Madrid in similar fashion to how they stole a win against Villa, the Brazilian hailed the character shown by the Blues to fight back from setbacks time and again this season.

“We know how to split both competitions (Champions League and Premier League)," the 37-year-old added.

"It was a little bit of a shock for us (the defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu) but after that we have a good response in the games we played. Today, we deserved by far to be champions."


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