I think Manchester City's season has been phenomenal in many ways, not just the emphatic nature of winning the league, but the style of football that they have played has been so joyous at times. Combining speed, guile, power and more speed, it has blown away opponents and redefined what anyone thought was possible in the English game.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and players applauding fans. "It is the same feeling as the first time, you can't describe it", Kompany said. It is one title. We have five or six teams who are all able to win the league and that makes it incredibly hard.
The England global scored one against Spurs and won a penalty in a man-of-the-match display, but missed two glaring chances and his prowess in front of goal has always been his weakness. Previous times, we almost threw it away and that was a feature of every season we won it.
Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era - matching the achievement of the 2000-01 United team.More news: There Might Be A New Self-Destructing Message Feature In The Gmail Revamp
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'We all believed in it, otherwise it wouldn't happen, ' Kompany said. I've never been able to retain a title and I want to see if this team has it in it to be even more successful.
Sources said Guardiola and his family are settled in Manchester and the coach is also comfortable working closely with director of football Txiki Begiristain and chief executive Ferran Soriano, whom he knows from his days at Barcelona. The levels that Pep Guardiola has taken City to this season, I can't see any of the other sides competing with them in the next five years if they continue playing at this level. There was a period of adaptation for him coming into the league and for us taking in his methods.
Guardiola, speaking after Saturday's 3-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley, declared his own satisfaction at the superb efforts of his squad this term. And they could yet set a record for most points and most goals in a season.
"This one differs in the fact we were consistent the whole season, we played at the level we wanted to and a few times we won it before we almost threw it away. This club is absolutely incredible in all terms".
"For all Manchester City supporters, at home and globally, it is time to celebrate, acknowledge our friendship and enjoy our passion together".