Manchester City locks up Premier League crown after Man United loss

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Manchester City clinches 2017-18 Premier League title

City missed out on a new record with defeat to Manchester United but matched their neighbours' previous mark from 2000-01 by winning the league with five games to go.

Yaya Toure has posted a congratulatory message to celebrate Manchester City's triumph as champions of the 2017-18 English Premier League season.

"As well as finding the players you also have to explain to them how to do it and they have to commit and follow".

Manchester City's latest Premier League triumph lacked the drama of Sergio Aguero's victor with virtually the last kick of the season in 2012, but the Argentine is relieved to have won the title with five games to spare.

City's club captain, who celebrated the win live on camera, spoke to Sky Sports in the aftermath of City being crowned champions. "The first time you win it, you think you'll win all of them. The thought appalled me".

Most at the Etihad, though, would concede this wonderful side has a lot to prove, in trophy terms, if they are to be bracketed with the acknowledged greats.

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The Chelsea loanee has been a revelation at Dortmund since his arrival in January, scoring seven goals in only 10 league games. I can't yet say anything specific, other than the fact that he's in pain and will now be examined in more detail.

Guardiola also becomes the first Spanish manager to win the Premier League and has now won a remarkable 24 trophies in his nine-year management career.

Guardiola himself had said he would not be watching the United game and instead played golf with world number 12 Tommy Fleetwood at Sandiway Golf Club in Northwich, Cheshire. "We want to win even more games and not slip up in the type of the matches where we might have slipped up this season".

Soon after United " s defeat on Sunday, the City website tweeted: "Our Time. Then the first time you lose one, you think you're never going to win another ever again.

Manchester City is the most expensive club in the history of club football.

"Any player playing under him has had success because of the way he has improved them as individuals". "Yes, money has been spent but City have got full value for it". Were the susceptible to losing their heads, after losing a lead to both Liverpool and Manchester United, and seeing their exit from the Champions League seemingly decided by a quick flurry of goals?

In light of Neymar's game-changing move to Paris Saint-Germain and widespread knowledge of City's financial power, the signings won't come cheap. Keeping them there and finally breaking through their Champions League glass ceiling is now the challenge.

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