Manchester City Crowned English Premier League Football Champions

Monday, 16 Apr, 2018

As a result, the Premier League title will be in the hands of the blue side of Manchester for the third time in seven seasons.

Indeed, they could well break the record for wins by a club in a single top-flight season, which is presently held by Tottenham Hotspur (31 in 1960-61).

Manchester City were crowned champions of England on Sunday evening, after West Bromwich Albion shocked the footballing world by securing a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Only time will tell how good this City team is, and whether they are the best we have ever seen in the Premier League, but one thing that can not be denied is that they are the best we have right now - and by some distance. "Then the first time you lose one, you think you're never going to win another ever again", he told Sky Sports. "I would say so", former England captain Alan Shearer said.

And they can thank fierce rival Manchester United for that.

An 18-match winning run from late-August to late-December laid the platform for the runaway title victory, and it was only a matter of when it would be clinched.

"We all believed", said Kompany.

Gilberto Silva and Patrick Vieira's combative presence in midfield shielded a rearguard that, aside from the towering Sol Campbell, had three players in Ashley Cole, Lauren and Kolo Toure who were converted by Wenger into defenders as he put a premium on technical skill.

"Record-smashing, goal-scoring, swashbuckling and awe-inspiring - Guardiola has overseen a scintillating campaign, setting new standards of brilliance in English football", Man City said in their website. "Very happy to call us champions this year".

"These guys are fantastic, awesome - they are incredible".

"I'm probably the first one to think about next season and I would like to stay humble".

United manager Jose Mourinho had long given up hopes of winning the title, instead focusing on finishing second.

Had they won it last week against United, that would have defined Guardiola's first title, but City have been so much more than that this season, which is why the long-term uplift of sealing it as they have will do them no harm.

That defeat came in between two losses to Liverpool as they were knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage. Wins over West Ham and Southampton would give them 50, and have Pep's men holding yet another record.