Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Guardiola reacts after Manchester United lose to hand Man City title

Guardiola reacts after Manchester United lose to hand Man City title

After being crowned champions of Premier League for the third time in seven seasons, Manchester City have set their sights on adding new volumes to record books.

Vincent Kompany delivered an emotionally charged speech to Manchester City fans and players after the club's title triumph.

On Saturday: Premier League: Tottenham 1 (Eriksen 42) lost to Manchester City 3 (Jesus 22, Gundogan 25-pen, Sterling 72); Liverpool 3 (Mane 7, Salah 69, Firmino 90) bt Bournemouth 0; Newcastle 2 (Ayoze Perez 29, Ritchie 68) Arsenal 1 (Lacazette 14).

City claimed the crown with five games remaining, equalling the fastest-ever title success and are on schedule to break the points and goals record for a single season.

"I've seen many teams win it where they've been champions all season and it's a first for me".

Tottenham's record of 31 wins in a top-flight season.

"Anyway, City had thrown money at it before and didn't play like this prior to Pep's arrival".

"The first time you think you are going to win all of them and the first time you lose it you think you are never going to win it again".

I'm buzzing, over the moon, so happy and proud to be able to share this with all of our fans, everybody who's been there to support us especially in this last week as many know it's been very hard but at the same time we've bounced back, we're champions now and thank you to all of you, It's an incredible season.

"The amount of goals, chances and points, to do that in the Premier League, with the contenders we have, is because the players are so good". That gave us [confidence], against the last champions we are able to go there and played the way we played. The people can believe Manchester City is a good team and a good club.

David Silva who has been superb for Manchester City this season however took the chance to reflect on his special year by uploading a photo with his son who was born prematurely in December 2017. But Jose Mourinho's men still ended up handing the trophy to City with a lacklustre display against bottom of the table Albion, who had won only three times in the league this season before this weekend.

How campaigns finish does often dictate how they're remembered, regardless of how good you've been before that. "The last week was tough for us", Guardiola said. "The Premier League is the constant - every day, every day, every day - and we were there every day".

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