Manchester City win the title: How pundits, managers, players reacted

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

West Brom's official Twitter account tweeted "you're welcome" to Manchester City, while its fans at Old Trafford sang: "We've won you the league, Manchester City, we've won you the league".

Over £12m was traded on the 2017/18 Premier League Winner market, but with City effectively running away with the title - eventually winning it with five games remaining - no team other then the winners traded at odds-on, or even notably shorter than their pre-season odds.

Manchester City clinched the 2017-18 Premier League title on Sunday as defeat for rivals Manchester United left their lead at the summit unassailable.

On April 7, City played United and leading 2-0 at halftime had looked on course to claim the title.

City scored 93 goals and lost just twice all season.

Well done City, you've managed to balls up the most impressive Premier League title win we've seen in years.

Their squad is crammed full of wonderfully potent performers such as Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, yet the Premier League table, which shows them 16 points behind City, does not lie.

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"It's the same feeling as the first time", the 32-year-old Belgium global, who unlike his manager did watch the game, told Sky Sports.

Kompany says that he had a feeling today would be the day his side were confirmed as top dogs, and he is now hoping that City can become the first side to win back-to-back crowns since Man United between 2006 and 2008.

But a first Premier League title, to go with the three La Liga titles he won as manager of Barcelona and the three Bundesliga titles he delivered for Bayern Munich, will be particularly satisfying.

It is the team's first league title since 2014. I think with my experience you don't win titles with inconsistency. We always gave them the opportunity to be solid, compact in the low block with strong physical players.

Guardiola also praised his young players - with Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scoring crucial goals - and he believes they will learn from their Champions League disappointment.

"We did it in the way we wanted to do", Guardiola said at Wembley on Saturday.

"He is the best example and he helps us to be a better club, a better institution for the future", Guardiola said after De Bruyne led a 4-1 destruction of Tottenham Hotspur in November.

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