Pep Guardiola Says September Win over Chelsea Was Key in Title Success

Pep Guardiola Says September Win over Chelsea Was Key in Title Success

Pep Guardiola Says September Win over Chelsea Was Key in Title Success

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.

"I saw lots of people in the moon because we won against City".

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.

The newly-crowned champions rounded off Saturday by comfortably beating Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, after Liverpool took a big step toward securing a top-four place with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

"Manchester City, we won it for you" chanted West Brom fans at full-time as United supporters began jeering in frustration at their side gift-wrapping the title for City. It is hard to speak about Manchester City for me, but what Pep Guardiola has done is fantastic; to win the title with the football he plays is great.

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It's their third title in seven years and they're already heavy favourites to retain their crown next season.

Given the way they have demolished all challengers in the league, it was apparent months ago that it was only a matter of when rather than if City would take the title.

240: This is how many days Manchester City remained atop the Premier League table in the 2017-18 season, having cruised to a massive 12-point lead by the turn of the year.

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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.

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

"They won because they were the best team, they lost only a few points".

City have dominated this season, racking up 87 points after winning 28, drawing three and losing just two of their 33 fixtures so far.

City have unquestionably been the best team in England but their status has been undermined by their Champions League exit. "City was the best team, sooner or later they would get the points, so no dramas when the best team wins the league", Mourinho said.

Guardiola, who failed to land a new prize in his very first season in charge in The Etihad, started his own account by winning the League Cup in February towards Arsenal.

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"I think we share one thing - he's been able to transfer to the team that hunger and desire to never be satisfied. It is banter. It's been a great day", Kompany said.

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