From Ederson to De Bruyne, players who helped City win title

Guardiola Premier League title will mean more than Champions League

Pep Guardiola talked up Manchester City's exploits over the course of a gruelling Premier League campaign following their European

City beat league rivals Tottenham Hotspurs 3-1 at Wembley and clinched their fifth league title in the club's history, after Manchester rivals Man United lost 1-0 to West Bromwich Albion.

Certainly, Liverpool's heroics in both the Champions League and Premier League, swarming all over City for three victories this term, and Manchester United's 3-2 comeback win at the Etihad which delayed the coronation, dented the aura.

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.

City's ability to get relevant merchandise online and on sale "in the moment", as well as their ability to transform trends on social media into commercial opportunities, provide examples of good practice for the wider retail market.

Vinny sounds determined to buck the trend of champions underachieving the year after, something City have had happen to them twice, and wants the Blues to be ready for another assault on the title next season.

Fast-forward to Sunday April 15, 2018 and Guardiola's City side has achieved a domestic double, adding the Premier League to the League Cup they won in February.

The 47-year-old Catalan is a special breed amongst modern-day managers because of the specifics of his preparation and how he wants his teams to play.

"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".

But to the surprise of many football pundits and lovers, Manchester United were beaten at home as Manchester City dethroned Chelsea as EPL Champions. "Our City. Premier League Champions 17/18". Between now and the end of the season, you'd expect that total, along with Chelsea's record of 103 in 2010, is well within Guardiola's sights. With five matches left, City could well break that record given their current average.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne on Twitter: "Unbelievable season for us". It equalled a Premier League milestone set by Manchester United in 2001, as City are unable to be caught and there are still five fixtures to play. They would need 11 more to go past Chelsea's haul of 103 goals for a single season.

"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".

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