English Premier League: Pep only interested in birdies and bogeys for now

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

"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.

He also won three Super Cups in each country and will have the chance to compete for next season's Community Shield against this season's eventual FA Cup winners.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne on Twitter: "Unbelievable season for us".

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are on course for one of the most dominant league seasons ever after wrapping up the title already.

The leaders are 16 points clear of second-placed United and a defeat for Jose Mourinho's men against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday would see City take the trophy.

City could yet finish the season with the most points, goals and wins from a single Premier League campaign.

"[It's] more hard", he told a news conference. He is under contract at Bayern until 2021, but having only started ten league games for the German club this year, may be tempted away by a promise of more game time. That's why winning in this way, hopefully next Sunday it will remain in our hearts for the rest of our life. My favourite title is still the first one - it was special.

A week after spoiling City's title party, United duly handed the league to their local rivals.

City raced into a two-goal lead with first half goals from Gabriel Jesus and an Ilkay Gundogan penalty. But Christian Eriksen pulled a goal back before half-time to put the pressure on his side after their two Champions League defeats to Liverpool and seeing a two-goal lead slip in the Manchester derby defeat to United.

Within eight minutes of tightening up at the back, City broke forward and scored a third through Raheem Sterling, who had move more central.

"These guys are fantastic and awesome", Guardiola said. What's happened in the last week is so unfair.

Television cameras captured the moment the Belgian discovered he was a three-time champion but, after an initial burst of excitement, he was focusing on the potential for even more success.

"It's incredible the way we played and I am so glad to be here and be part of this club", he said on the club's website. It was so good. "The performance was so good".

Instead of City hoping to clinch the title at home to Swansea next weekend, that game at Etihad Stadium will now be a party and a celebration of one of the Premier League's finest teams which could yet break a slew of records by the end of the season.

Asked if he will check the score, Guardiola said: "I have a golf game with my son - bogey, double bogey, birdie".

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