Vincent Kompany, Manchester City players celebrate Premier League title

Vincent Kompany, Manchester City players celebrate Premier League title

Jay Rodriguez found the net for the Baggies in the 73rd minute with a close-range header from a few yards out after Nemanja Matic headed the ball into his path following a corner, 0-1.

It was City's third title in seven seasons and easily its most convincing, with Pep Guardiola's team 16 points clear and still having five games to play this season. I'm not on the moon because I won against Manchester City, a match that is only three points.

This season was a very different one for City, who have been absolutely dominant for the most part, with Guardiola finally showing his worth and playing some of the best football seen in Premier League history.

"In my experience you don't win titles with inconsistency, you win titles, of course with quality, without quality you have no chance, but you have to win titles with consistency at every level not just the performance level".

There were wins for Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town in their bids to avoid relegation, while Burnley continued their charge to a Europa League place with victory over Leicester City. They lost 0-1 to the bottom-placed side in the league.

He also conceded it was sweet to triumph in a country where some critics claimed his purist principles couldn't flourish.

In his post-match press conference, Mourinho made reference to the eight titles he has won in his managerial career and why this was a reason behind why he did not "feel super happy" when his side defeated City last weekend.

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"I know them, I smile".

City, however, now sit on 87, and would reach 102 points if they were to win each of their remaining five games, thus becoming the first to ever crack 100 in the English top flightin the process.

After a mixed first season in England, Guardiola faced questions about whether his methods were a good fit for the Premier League. They were the right ones and the ones we believed in, I'm sure there are differences to how we play today compared to Bayern (Munich) and Barcelona, we survive and live by the strength of the team.

Mourinho admitted that City deserve to be champions but dismissed suggestions that United had handed the title to their rivals by losing on Sunday.

Instead of City hoping to clinch the title at home to Swansea next weekend, that game at Etihad Stadium will now be a party and a celebration of one of the Premier League's finest teams which could yet break a slew of records by the end of the season.

"I've got a bitter taste in my mouth that it isn't us but you have to take your hat off to them".

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