Manchester City crowned champions as United crash

  • Manchester City crowned champions as United crash

Manchester City crowned champions as United crash

Vincent Kompany is already looking ahead to next season, just hours after Manchester City were confirmed as the 2017/18 Premier League champions following Manchester United's shock defeat to West Brom at Old Trafford.

Manchester City could still lose the Premier League title although the outcome of the season remains firmly in their hands, manager Pep Guardiola has said ahead of Saturday's trip to Tottenham Hotspur.

Guardiola's side missed the chance to seal the title when they lost 3-2 at home to bitter rivals United last week, either side of two Champions League quarter-final defeats to Liverpool, and the Spaniard believes his side could still be vulnerable.

City will now be looking to break the Premier League points record in their remaining five fixtures. In fact, it didn't even play a game.

"I'm buzzing, over the moon, so happy". Previous times, we almost threw it away and that was a feature of every season we won it. "But do not tell City they won title because United did not win, it is not fair on them".

There's also the way that their football has been so good, and of such a high and genuinely unique level, that it feels like they should achieve something historic - like a points record - to properly symbolise that; to give it the special resonance it deserves. They lost only two matches because they were the best team.

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. It might be the same with City's season as a whole. "We conceded goals but the most important detail is not the goal you concede but the chances you concede and in every game it was few and [while] playing so offensively".

But they were back to their irresistible best against Spurs as Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan put them 2-0 up early on, with Sterling sealing the win after Christian Eriksen had given the hosts hope.

It sets the right tone, ensures the campaign ends in the right mood, and could also now see them hit a lot of records as well as the right notes.

"You can not imagine", Guardiola said on Saturday.

"Eight titles are eight titles and three Premier Leagues are three Premier Leagues".