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Image caption Manchester City fans celebrate outside the Etihad stadium

Manchester City fans are celebrating after their team won the Premier League on the final day of a dramatic season.

The club held on to the top spot after beating Brighton away 4-1, taking the title for the second season in a row.

Hundreds of fans gathered at City’s Etihad stadium to watch the game on big screens.

The club will hold a homecoming event at the ground at approximately 22:00 BST following their flight from Brighton.

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Image caption Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez each scored in the 4-1 victory

One fan told BBC Radio Manchester: “It was such a big title race and it’s been amazing, and you’ve got to give credit to Liverpool.

“But we did the goods today and that’s what we needed.”

Another fan, Karen, said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic for this club. It’s been consistent this year, it’s just quality and I just absolutely love it.”

It was the eighth Premier League title race to go down to the final day, with Manchester City a point ahead of Liverpool at the start of Sunday.

The title lead had changed hands between the teams a record 32 times this season, although this was partly due to TV broadcasters’ scheduling of the games.

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Image caption Hundreds of fans watched the match at screens outside the Etihad stadium

Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan, Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez scored one goal each.

City has become the first side since Manchester United in 2008-09 to lift back-to-back Premier League titles.

Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 at Anfield, but they still finished runners-up to City, having failed to secure what would have been a first top-flight triumph in 29 years.

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Image caption Some Liverpool fans at Anfield appeared to be checking in on Manchester City’s performance after a nail-biting season
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