what did you miss: liverpool fall agonisingly short of epl title

06:30    13 May 2019

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Manchester City beat Brighton and Hove Albion 4-1 at Falmer Stadium on the final day of the 2018-19 English Premier League season on Sunday.

Goals from Sergio Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and İlkay Gündoğan steered the Citizens to victory, as they clinched back-to-back league titles.

Glenn Murray opened the scoring in Brighton, to give Liverpool fans some hope, but City scored twice either side of the break to end the season on 98 points and clinch their sixth top-flight crown.

Liverpool lost just once throughout the entire campaign, but finish agonisingly short of a first league crown in three decades as they finish the season a point behind City following a 2-0 win over Wolves at Anfield.

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur complete the Uefa Champions League spots while Arsenal and Manchester United finish fifth and sixth respectively to qualify for the Europa League. The Red Devils finished a largely disappointing season with a 2-0 loss at home to already relegated Cardiff City.

Cardiff fall back into the English Championship alongside Fulham and Huddersfield Town who managed just three wins throughout the campaign.

Mercedes wouldn't stand in Hamilton's way of joining Ferrari

Although the likelihood of Lewis Hamilton leaving Mercedes at the end of the 2020 is very slim, Wolff has revealed that he has discussed the possibility of the five times Formula One champion one day racing for Ferrari.

Mercedes team boss, Wolff, admits that Ferrari is the most iconic brand in F1 racing, and that if the 34-year-old decided to leave Mercedes in favour of a move to Ferrari there would be no drama.

"You have to simply acknowledge that probably it’s in every driver’s head to drive at Ferrari one day," Wolff told reporters at the Spanish Grand Prix.

"It’s the most iconic, historic Formula One brand out there and I totally respect if a driver has the desire to drive at Ferrari.

"Even within the team we have discussed it and with Lewis we have discussed it and we have agreed on the topic," added the Austrian.

"We had the discussion when we negotiated the last contract and I think that you just have to be open-minded and understand that drivers will explore opportunities that exist and benchmark themselves."

Ferrari haven't won a drivers' title since 2007, and although improving of late, they still remain a fair distance behind a dominant Mercedes unit.

Diagne double fires Galatasaray top

Mbaye Diagne scored two goals in five second-half stoppage-time minutes to lead the Istanbul giants to a 3-2 win over Rizespor on Saturday.

The Senegal international pulled Galatasaray ahead with a 92nd minute penalty before completing his brace in the 97th minute of the game to fire his club up to 66 points for the season, three points clear of Istanbul Basaksehir who have a game in hand.

The 27-year-old has now scored 30 goals in 28 league games this season. His goals have not gone unnoticed with several clubs from across Europe reportedly keeping close tabs on his progress.

Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru had set up Algeria's Sofiane Feghouli for the opener at Caykur Didi Stadium.

The hosts, though, pulled ahead with 15 minutes of regulation time remaining and seemingly on course to all three points, before Diagne's late show.
 

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