Guardiola reacts after Manchester United lose to hand Man City title

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It was a timely reminder of how good he's been, how impressively important he's been to this title win, especially as talk grows that Mo Salah might actually be the campaign's outstanding performer.

Manchester United had to at least manage a draw to keep the title race alive but they were surprised at Old Trafford when Jay Rodriguez scored with 18 minutes remaining.

"It is the same feeling as the first time, you can't describe it", Kompany said. "So happy to be able to share another trophy with our wonderful fans!"

Along the way, they beat Liverpool 5-0, Watford 6-0, Crystal Palace 5-0, Stoke City 7-2, Arsenal 3-1, Manchester United 2-1, Swansea City 4-0, Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 and Bournemouth 4-0 before eventually drawing 0-0 with Palace on New Year's Eve.

City manager Pep Guardiola might have missed one of the proudest moments of his career, however, after admitting on Saturday that he had a round of golf booked with his son and was not planning to watch United's game.

City were surprisingly crowned champions after Jose Mourinho's side were embarrassed in a 1-0 home defeat to rock-bottom West Brom on Sunday.

'I'd like to stay humble, it's not a dynasty, it's just one title. And going by the plethora by records they can break going forward, with five games still left, it seems their deolition job is not yet over.

"I've seen many teams win it where they've been champions all season and it's a first for me". You could see the difference in the attitude to players compared to last week. We deserve to be punished.

"Anyway, City had thrown money at it before and didn't play like this prior to Pep's arrival".

City though have never successfully defended a league title and Kompany is hoping he can help build a dynasty at the Etihad.

It is the fifth time City have been English champions and the third time in the last seven seasons. "The Premier League is the constant - every day, every day, every day - and we were there every day". He won three league titles with Barcelona and twice lifted the Champions League trophy during his Camp Nou reign. He also conceded it was sweet to triumph in a country where some critics claimed his purist principles couldn't flourish. They were unbeaten in the Premier League until January 14, when Liverpool ended that fantastic run at Anfield. They gave a superb response with a swaggering win at fourth placed Tottenham. Riding high on the rampant form of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, City had already set a new Premier League record earlier this season by winning 18 successive matches.

"As much as this has been a record-breaking season, this one's for you, the fans, this is why we do it!"

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