Steven George Gerrard MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English professional football manager and former player who manages Scottish Premiership club Rangers.
He spent the majority of his playing career as a central midfielder for Liverpool, with most of that time spent as club captain, as well as captaining the England national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time,
Gerrard was awarded the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award in 2005, and the Ballon d'Or Bronze Award. In 2009, Zinedine Zidane and Pelé said that they considered Gerrard to be the best footballer in the world.
Manchester City never do it the easy way, but a dramatic 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Sunday confirmed Pep Guardiola's side as the Premier League champions for the fourth time in five seasons.
After nine months of hard work, the title was ultimately won in five crazy minutes, with Ilkay Gundogan coming off the bench to score a brace and engrain himself in City folklore.
Matty Cash and ex-Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho gave Steven Gerrard's men a two-goal lead with 15 minutes to play, but the German, either side of Rodri's side-footed finish, turned the game completely on its head to send the Etihad Stadium into wild celebrations. ALSO READ: Pep Guardiola says Man City legends defied logic to win Premier League Amassing 93 points, there have been some vital results along the way.
So, in no particular order - and putting to one side Sunday's events - here are the five key games that crowned City the Premier League champions: Going all the way back to September, City endured a typically slow start to the season and had already dropped points against Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk