Man City eye record books after clinching title

After starting the title party with his Mancunian wife and his United-supporting father-in-law, City captain Vincent Kompany joined team-mates to raise a glass to their success.

“It is the same feeling as the first time, you can’t describe it,” Kompany said. 

“The first time you think you are going to win all of them and the first time you lose it you think you are never going to win it again.

“It shows how football is in Manchester. There have been a lot more good days for the Red side but today it is for the Blue.

“The first one was special but this one is perhaps the one I’m most proud of. It’s a privilege to be a part of this team.”

Unlike Belgian defender Kompany, Guardiola spent Sunday afternoon playing golf with his son instead of watching the United match.

In his second season in charge, Guardiola, aided by the vast financial backing of City’s Abu Dhabi-based owners, has created a sublime team that helped him become the first Spanish coach to win the English top-flight title.

It was a far cry from his trophy-less first season with City and Kompany said Guardiola’s tenacious attitude led them to the summit. 

“It is one of the first things I noticed within the first month,” he said.

“There was a period of adaptation for him coming into the league and for us taking in his methods.

“He has been able to transfer to the team that hunger and desire to never be satisfied.”

Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Guardiola was all smiles when he was pictured arriving home after his golf outing.

City’s title is the 24th trophy of his glittering career.

Speaking after Saturday’s 3-1 win over Tottenham, the 47-year-old gave all the credit to his players.

“I am so glad to be here and be part of this club. These guys are fantastic, awesome, they are incredible,” he said.

“This club is absolutely amazing in all terms.”

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