Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions after Manchester United’s surprising home defeat to West Brom on Sunday.
It is the second earliest date that the Premier League title has been sealed and City could still set several records before the end of an impressive campaign.
Here’s what pundits, managers and players have said after City won the league…
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry on Sky Sports: “They deserve to be champions, I am sure they would have liked to do it against Swansea but now they can play against Swansea with a happier smile on their face because they all know they’re champions and they deserve it. They’ve been by far the best team in the league. “
“It’s not just two games, it’s about the course of the season and the quality football that City have played game after game. The levels that Pep Guardiola has taken City to this season, I can’t see any of the other sides competing with them in the next five years if they continue playing at this level.”
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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany on Sky Sports: “We were consistent the whole season and were able to play at the level we were expected to perform at. Previous times, we nearly threw it away and that was a feature of every season we won it. I have seen many teams win it as champions for the whole season, and it’s the first case for us.
“Today I am happy and I suppose my team-mates might roll their eyes at this, but I want to see the reaction now. I have never been able to retain a title and I want to see if this team has got it to carry on and be even more successful.”
“I don’t know if I was the first or if I was the second or the third, but I congratulated them face-to-face when I had the chance to do it.”