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Man City eye record books after clinching title

16 April, 2018, 13:34 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Guardiola was sent to the stands for arguing with the referee as the half-time whistle blew

Vincent Kompany is already looking ahead to next season, just hours after Manchester City were confirmed as the 2017/18 Premier League champions following Manchester United's shock defeat to West Brom at Old Trafford.

"I knew that sooner or later they would be (champions) and if I was in their position I would be very upset if someone said they won the title because Manchester United lost against West Brom".

On Saturday: Premier League: Tottenham 1 (Eriksen 42) lost to Manchester City 3 (Jesus 22, Gundogan 25-pen, Sterling 72); Liverpool 3 (Mane 7, Salah 69, Firmino 90) bt Bournemouth 0; Newcastle 2 (Ayoze Perez 29, Ritchie 68) Arsenal 1 (Lacazette 14).

City have a 13-point lead over second-placed Manchester United with six league games left but have been jolted by a run of three straight defeats in all competitions. In fact, it didn't even play a game. Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them.

United have scored a full 30 goals fewer than City this season and Mourinho has not managed to get his side to click, despite being able to bring on further talent such as Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial. Previous times, we almost threw it away and that was a feature of every season we won it. Manchester City has won 28.

They still have a seven-point buffer over Chelsea in the race for the Champions League and boss Mauricio Pochettino is content.

"I'm so happy with our season and we need to realise that we need to keep pushing and to keep working because to play at this level is about being consistent and showing better quality", he said.

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Manchester United hold the current record of Premier League winning margin of 18 points and City and breach this feat too.

"I had a feeling when I woke up this morning but it's a different experience when you're waiting for a team to lose".

The club captain, a solid figure in centre of the team's defence, and also the official Club "Player of the Year" for four consecutive seasons, Dunne was a central figure in the pre-ADUG Man City team.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinhosaid: "I think we were deservedly punished".

'We needed a period of adaptation...his methods were the right ones, we believed in him.

"Yeah, its special, I'm privileged to be part of such a great group, great players, good guys, good mentality, good atmosphere in the team, every single time I'm on the pitch I enjoy it".

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