David Silva celebrates Premier League title triumph with son

"This is my third title with City and it's just a relief not to have to wait the final day this time!" said Sergio.

Mourinho acknowledged that "City were the best team" in the Premier League, telling the BBC: "Sooner or later they would get the points, so no dramas when the best team wins the league".

In what has been a season of so many highs, Guardiola was able to pick out the 1-0 win over Chelsea, the then champions, at Stamford Bridge as a crucial one, per Chris Burton of Goal.

The newly-crowned champions rounded off Saturday by comfortably beating Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, after Liverpool took a big step toward securing a top-four place with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

While Pep Guardiola was busy playing golf and claimed he wasn't going to watch United's match against West Brom, Vincent Kompany was seen watching - and celebrating - the Baggies' win.

Salah has already scored 40 goals this year and is in line to win Footballer of the Year.

The consistency of Arsene Wenger's Invincibles has to be admired and they are still the only side to have gone through a Premier League season without losing.

It's a measure of the quality City have showcased throughout a campaign in which they've been far ahead of the rest of the division.

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Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era - emulating the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team, their next-door rivals.

In the end it was another example of inconsistency and a meek surrender having so dramatically come from two goals behind at the Etihad Stadium in the Manchester derby the previous week to hold up City's coronation. I was unfortunate enough to play against that quality United side that dominated in the '90s, but this side would have beaten them - that's how good they are. City has won seven trophies, adding an FA Cup, two League Cups and an FA Community Shield to their league titles.

City's first match as confirmed champions will be at home to relegation threatened Swansea City this weekend.

"I suppose my team-mates will roll their eyes a little bit but I kind of want to see what the reaction is now", the Belgian, also a title-winner in 2012 and 2014, told Sky Sports.

Under Roberto Mancini in 2012 they clinched it with a last-gasp Sergio Aguero victor at Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the season while in 2014 under Manuel Pellegrini it also went down to the wire.

"You can't take it for granted".

"I trust in my work, that is for sure - I have no reason not to trust", he said.

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