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

Manchester City win the title: How pundits, managers, players reacted

Manchester City win the title: How pundits, managers, players reacted

Pep Guardiola's side won the league with five games to spare, but in a manner most unexpected after a slip-up by their city rivals.

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic on Sky Sports: They deserve the title, they played really good football for the whole year. "Premier League Champions 17/18", City tweeted soon after the final whistle.

It was Jay Rodriguez, whose goal from a Baggies corner, gave caretaker manager Darren Moore his first win as West Brom boss and hand the title to City in a far less dramatic way than their infamous Aguerooooooo goal. This title won by the City would be the fifth in the history of the team.

Guardiola, who failed to land a trophy in his first season in charge at The Etihad, opened his account by winning the League Cup in February against Arsenal. Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them. I wouldn't be happy if I was tells (sic) I won the title because someone else lost the match. It will be interesting to see which two players accompany Sanchez in the attacking third.

Rafa Benitez's team passed the 40-point mark widely viewed as a guarantee against relegation and is 13 points clear of third-to-last Southampton with five games remaining.

The 2012 title win had the infamous last-gasp goal by Sergio Aguero.

Although, observers know that it was a matter of time before City is crown the champion of the lead.

Romelu Lukaku has become a Premier League centurion with Manchester United and claims to have always known that he would hit 100 goals. The Spaniard has accumulated 16 clean sheets in the Premier League and will be looking to add another one, as he chases his first Golden Glove award.

David Silva of Manchester City and Pep Guardiola manager of Manchester City.

The 47-year-old also took the German title three times with Bayern Munich, but he believes the unique strength in depth and physical demands of the Premier League makes this triumph among his very best.

But the blues answered those questions in style and, even though City were fortunate with the penalty, they were deserved winners and now look to West to clinch the league for them.

Congratulations to Manchester City, deserved Premier League 2017/18 champions.

That means that Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Marouane Fellaini are fit for the game but Mourinho is likely to not change to much to his starting lineup after his side's win in the Manchester derby last weekend.

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