Manchester City win English Premier League champion

Manchester City win English Premier League champion

Manchester City win English Premier League champion

With the best coach in the world, a sprinkling of the best players money can buy, including some from Africa, Manchester City on Sunday won the English Premier League, ironically without kicking a ball.

"I had a feeling when I woke up this morning", said Kompany who was City's captain when they won the league in 2012 and 2014.

What would have been most disappointing for the Old Trafford outfit is the fact that it was them that handed their "noisy neighbours" the title instead of making them wait even longer for it.

However, their 3-1 victory at Tottenham on Saturday put them on the brink of the title, and West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez's header confirmed their status as champions on Sunday. They've done it in style by being crowned champions with five games still left to play.

Failing to secure the title against Manchester United would have been damaging for morale, and undoubtedly was a missed opportunity to give their fans a special day, but in the bigger picture was of little outcome - and a rotated first eleven, missing their player of the season, reflected that.

Thankfully for City, Gabriel Jesus equalised soon, but then it was still 1-1, and another draw would have meant United go four points clear of City at the top.

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Only in the last 10 days, as they lost to United and were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Liverpool, had City's quality been called into question.

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"Eight titles are eight titles and three Premier Leagues are three Premier Leagues".

Manchester United and Manchester City are fierce rivals and defeat to one part of Manchester, admittedly brings joy to the other part.

"It's the exact same sense while the very first time", the 32-year-old Belgium told Sky Sports.

But United's loss to bottom-placed West Brom probably caught out the club and the players.

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"Now we have to try [to get better]".

It shows a complete misunderstanding of what football is about and perhaps football sponsors should leave the celebrations to the players in real life rather than fabricating their own.

Guardiola, who becomes the first Spanish manager to win the Premier League, has now won a remarkable 24 trophies in his nine-year management career.

"I don't know if I was the first or second or third but I congratulated them face to face when I had the chance", Mourinho said.

That's not to say his professionalism was doubted but you always hear about a player's mind "not being right". "We did not deserve to lose, we gave them opportunity to win the match".

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