Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

Manchester City's Aguero out of Tottenham clash

Manchester City's Aguero out of Tottenham clash

"So happy to be able to share another trophy with our fantastic fans!"

Manchester City need just 13 points from their last five games to reach the 100-point mark in the Premier League; something that has never been achieved in the English top-flight (based on three points for a win).

Guardiola and Mourinho have a long rivalry but the United manager said it was not fair to suggest the West Brom loss was the only reason for City's league title.

Guardiola failed to win a trophy during his first season in English football but has now added the Premier League to the EFL Cup crown collected against Arsenal in February.

And Mourinho, speaking after the game, insisted he was making no excuses and noted that Man City were deserved champions. "I have won titles". "I saw lots of people in the moon because we won against City". They were the right ones and the ones we believed in, I'm sure there are differences to how we play today compared to Bayern (Munich) and Barcelona, we survive and live by the strength of the team.

Heavy defeats in the middle of last season left Guardiola at a crossroads and he doubled down on his vision. "But do not tell City they won title because United did not win, it is not fair on them".

Their limp Champions League quarter-final exit against Liverpool came either side of their failure to clinch the title last weekend, when United came from two goals down to beat them. "Our Time. Our City". Two of the most potent attacks in Premier League history - Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney and Tevez v Aguero, Silva and De Bruyne - lead to plenty of goals.

"We have to try to be who we were during the season and think we need five points", Guardiola said.

"It's more hard (to win in England)". But Mourinho's team produced a stunning comeback to win the game 3-2 and put their rival's celebrations on hold. He also conceded it was sweet to triumph in a country where some critics claimed his purist principles couldn't flourish.

"Whatever happens this season, winning or losing, [credit] to my players - they deserve all my respect especially in the tough moments".

Leroy Sane struck twice late on to give City their biggest win over Liverpool since 1937 and hand Jurgen Klopp's men their first defeat of the season.

"It's incredible. The first time you win it, you think you'll win all of them. It's just thinking about what Tottenham's strengths are and trying to win the game".

Ederson's unconventional but reassuring presence has underpinned the Premier League's most miserly defence, one led by Otamendi - the most remarkable transformation of them all.

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