Montage: A Blue Monday for United as City are crowned champions

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His players were spread across Europe as Jay Rodriguez scored the goal that sealed City's title, but Kompany, the captain, watched with his City-supporting wife, Carla, their two children and other family members at his Cheshire home. "So happy to be able to share another trophy with our unbelievable fans!"

An unbelievable comeback in the Champions League final, where goals from Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the final seconds secured a 2-1 win over Bayern Munich, was the crowning glory for Ferguson as he finally got his hands on Europe's elite club prize.

"Manchester City, we won it for you" chanted the West Brom fans at the end of a match greeted by jeers by the home faithful. "In my experience you don't win titles with inconsistency".

"I have won titles".

"They won because they were the best team, they lost only a few points".

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Ederson has also made some crucial saves, such as the last-gasp penalty stop at Crystal Palace in December, as well making a significant improvement in the save percentage department - contributions that can make all the difference in a title race. "We deserve to be punished".

That left City 16 points ahead of their bitter rivals with just five games remaining.

Vincent Kompany barely let Manchester City's Premier League title celebrations begin before setting his side the challenge of making it two in a row next season.

"We did it! An unbelievable journey to get here. It was a great day".

"It differs (to previous titles) in the fact we were consistent the whole season". Last season's champions, Chelsea, look unlikely to be in the top four this year.

Aymeric Laporte became City's record signing in January, but it would be unfair to judge the young defender after such little time in England. Can we defend the title?' It's not a dynasty, it's one title.

Guardiola, who failed to land a trophy in his first season in charge at The Etihad, opened his account by winning the League Cup in February against Arsenal.

West Brom, to their credit, also kept probing forward but they lacked the class required to really open United up at the back. Chris Smalling had an attempt as the clock wound down and the full-time whistle saw City crowned champions.

They gave a superb response with a swaggering win at fourth placed Tottenham.

Key men Fernandinho and David Silva are in their thirties now but much more can be still be expected of Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva alongside Kevin de Bruyne, the league's outstanding player this season. It is important to believe because Manchester City is not like United or Chelsea or Arsenal - you know, the big clubs in England who have a big history behind them.