These guys are fantastic, awesome - they are incredible. That, and the fact that they overcame the setback of those losses, and put themselves in position to clinch the league easily, bodes well for their future as a team, and shows Pep Guardiola has them making great strides in the right direction and that they would be the team to beat in the Premier League and one of the best in Europe next season as well. "We had the first one against United, we could not do it and now we have another one against Swansea with our 60,000 people and we are going to try to be champion". ― Reuters picMANCHESTER, April 16 ― Manchester City are English champions for a fifth time after Manchester United's shock 1-0 home defeat to West Brom handed their local rivals an unexpected early title party.
Christian Eriksen's goal shortly before halftime offered fourth-placed Tottenham a route back into the game but Sterling lashed home from close range in the 72nd minute to deflate the hosts who had threatened a comeback.
Having found form again against Spurs, you'd bet on City setting more records before this historic season comes to an end.
It was a morale-boosting win for City after the disappointment of Tuesday's defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals.
"Mo knows what this means and the way we play suits him", added Klopp.
De Bruyne, a player-of-the-year candidate and arguably the driving force behind the title charge, admitted after this game that better defending and resilience were important following a hard run. Sergio Aguero put City ahead before Liverpool had Sadio Mane sent off following a collision with goalkeeper Ederson.
Chelsea kept their faint hopes of Champions League football next season alive by closing to within seven points of Spurs with a stunning eight-minute fightback to deepen Southampton's predicament in the bottom three.
However, United boss Jose Mourinho lambasted his players for basking in the glory of coming from 2-0 down to beat City 3-2 last weekend.
However, Olivier Giroud came off the bench to finally kickstart his Chelsea career with his first two Premier League goals for the club either side of Eden Hazard's leveller. "We are in the top four, we need to move on after this game". "You could see the difference in the attitude to players compared to last week", said the Portuguese coach.
The last time Spurs conceded three goals at home in the Premier League was in March 2015 in a 4-3 win against Leicester City.
After opening the campaign with three successive wins, City made a serious statement with this thrashing of a leading side.