African stars play pivotal role in Man City title win

  • African stars play pivotal role in Man City title win

African stars play pivotal role in Man City title win

City were confirmed as Premier League champions on Sunday courtesy of second-placed Manchester United's shock 1-0 home defeat to the league's basement club West Bromwich Albion.

Last week City exited the Champions League after losing their first and second leg quarterfinal ties to Liverpool, but in the Premier League, Guardiola's team has looked a class apart, scoring 93 goals in 33 games.

"We all believed", said Kompany. Because last season against other contenders we were not so good.

Manchester City players were not expecting Jose Mourinho's men to lose at home to West Brom and Kompany watched the game with his family, rather than with his team-mates. Guardiola was not hesitant in lavishing praise on his side.

Their dominance of the league, with 28 wins and just two defeats bear that out, but the circumstances in which they have been handed the title were surprising. You simply have to see this video to believe it, it has received over 2000 retweets on Twitter so if it is an outrageous marketing strategy you have to say it has worked. Two league defeats all season and City have cruised to their Premier League triumph - they are now an unreachable 16 points ahead of second place United with five games still to go.

902: That Manchester City won the title is impressive enough, but in a credit to the way by which Guardiola's side dominated, the team also set an Opta record for the most passes recorded in a single Premier League match, as City ran circles around Chelsea in a 1-0 win on March 4.

Manchester City moved to within touching distance of a fifth Premier League title after bouncing back from a bitterly disappointing week to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at Wembley on Saturday. They were unbeaten in the Premier League until January 14, when Liverpool ended that fantastic run at Anfield.

Guardiola may have spent massive money ahead of the season to bolster his squad, but the signings made gave City an edge.

And with more money coming from owner Sheikh Mansour in the off-season, Pep will continue to build on the City dynasty for years to come.

This is the deafening level of dominance that the team once famously derided as "noisy neighbours" by Ferguson will now be out to cement after what could still end up as an unprecedented 100-goal, 100-point season.

Manchester United's record of winning the league with a point difference of 18 points. I've never been able to retain a title and I want to see if this team has it in it to be even more successful.

Kompany was roared on as he spoke, with fans and players breaking into the "championes" chant when their skipper had stopped speaking.