Manchester City confirmed champions as rivals, United lose at Old Trafford

City beat Tottenham on Saturday but United would have delayed them winning the title had they avoided losing to bottom-of-the-league West Brom on Sunday.

Manchester City have wrapped up the Premier League title despite five games still left to be played this season. Chelsea won the League Cup too and were also strong in Europe, knocking Barcelona and Bayern Munich out before exiting to eventual winners Liverpool in the semi-finals thanks to Luis Garcia's "ghost goal". Probably because I won eight championships, I was not on the moon with the victory against them.

He told Sky Sports, "It just shows how football is lived in Manchester".

Guardiola also praised his young players - with Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scoring crucial goals - and he believes they will learn from their Champions League disappointment. It's good for the Premier League as well.

Though their African stars, Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure and Senegal's Benjamin Mendy, did not play as much as they would have liked to, their talents, combined with the sublime Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and captain Vincent Company, have ensured City can not be overtaken, with five games to play this season. They are all playing the way Pep wants them to play. With five games remaining, City are already 16 points clear at the top of the table, ahead of second-place United, following a phenomenal season. David Silva and Leroy Sane are also in double figures and if Raheem Sterling, now on eight, can join them they will be the first team ever with four players reaching that mark.

"The difference is that we were consistent the whole season and played at the level we are expected to perform at", Kompany said.

"I think we share one thing - he has been able to transfer to the team is that hunger and desire to never be satisfied". It's not a dynasty, it's one title.

" But my team-mates might roll their eyes when I say this: I want to see how the reaction is going to be now".

Manchester United won the 1999-2000 title by a record 18 points with 91 to Arsenal's 73. City now lead United by 16 points and by the end of the season they could very well re-write the record books. That's the reason why they were champions.

"I trust in my work", Mourinho said.

Chelsea's record of 30 wins last season may last only a year if City can add another three to their current 28. "Very happy to call us champions this year".

The 32-year-old who has been nominated for this year's PFA Player of the Year was holding his child while wearing a hospital gown in the photo.

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