Manchester City Clinch 3rd EPL Title in 7 Years

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

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.

The Manchester United full-back was not punished for the studs-up tackle, which left Aguero floored late in the second half.

It is an outlay that dwarfs €204m during his title-winning run at Bayern Munich and €342m over a glorious and defining four-year reign at Barcelona. We can not forget he had a month injured.

United dominated possession early on, but despite the efforts of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, precious little real impact was made by the home side.

"Aguero is injured - he was injured before the game, that was why he did not start", Guardiola told a pre-match news conference. That's why he could not play from the beginning.

But that's exactly what happened. "He was not ready". I have been lucky to win three but so many I have missed as well. I know how to win.

"That's why winning next week, hopefully we will, it will remain in our hearts forever".

City is also without midfielder Fernandinho, who is suspended, and John Stones is still out with a thigh injury.

The pinnacle of Arsene Wenger's Arsenal reign remains the "Invincibles" - only the second team to go through an English top-flight season without losing a single game after Preston's unbeaten feat in 1889.

"We have to try to be who we were during the season and think we need five points", Guardiola said.

We deserve to be punished.

Mourinho acknowledged that "City were the best team" in the Premier League, telling the BBC: "Sooner or later they would get the points, so no dramas when the best team wins the league".

"The results were good". They gave a superb response with a swaggering win at fourth placed Tottenham.

Against a backdrop of empty seats at Old Trafford, to the sound of boos from many of those who had stuck around, one long blast of Paul Tierney's whistle confirmed Manchester City as Premier League champions.

A serial victor as a manager with Barcelona and Barcelona, Guardiola ended his first year in England at City without silverware - his only failure to win a trophy since his managerial career started back in 2007. "You have to be consistent, not just one wonder season", Giggs said.

"One of the successes we've had this season is that when we've dropped points, the next five is winning, winning, winning".

"We saw the game out really well and controlled it, restricting them to shots from distance".

David Silva hooked home in the 42nd minute, only for United to level in first-half stoppage time through Marcus Rashford.

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