Manchester City are 2017/18 Premier League champions

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And they can thank fierce rival Manchester United for that. The players know that, I don't need to tell them.

"Congratulations to Manchester City on their Premier League title win", read the message on United's Twitter account.

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But Guardiola believes the 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge was a pivotal moment when Kevin De Bruyne's goal saw them pick up a deserved three points after dominating against the defending champions. "He was injured before the game (against Liverpool) but he made a huge effort to help us for 10-15 minutes". Premier League decided against using the technology after the shareholders meeting on Friday.

Given City's capitulation against United last week, Tottenham's goal changed the dynamic of the game and the hosts were camped in City's half for the opening 20 minutes after the resumption.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly targeting three new players which could take the club's spending to £600 million in two years. "I think winning in Stamford Bridge gave us the confidence that we can do that".

UEFA, on its part, will not be fast-tracking VAR for Champions League or Europa League next season.

After Sterling missed another fine chance, the England attacker finally got on the scoresheet in the 72nd minute when he rammed home from close range after Jesus' shot was parried to put the champagne firmly on ice.

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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.

"You want to hold onto this feeling now it's fantastic, a hard achievement and I'm proud of the team and everyone involved". Real Madrid, many years ago, lose six games in a row and didn't win the league.

And Guardiola joked concerning the route one soccer which noticed them open the scoring with a protracted ball from Vincent Kompany completed off by Gabriel Jesus, satirically praising his personal tactical plan. We have another chance but when one team in November, December has to hear every day they are already champions, it is so complicated to focus on what we have to do.

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