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"What they lived in the last week was so unfair but they deserve (to win the league) and now we have a match ball". The players know that, I don't need to tell them.

Less than 12 months ago Pep Guardiola feared he could be facing the sack at Manchester City after his first trophyless season in an nearly impeccable coaching career.

Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions when arch-rivals Manchester United suffered a surprise 1-0 home defeat by bottom club West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. In one week we lost three games, that happened.

City's form away from home has been remarkable this season, but in what would surely be one of the best games the Premier League has ever seen, 1998/99 United's irresistible knack for an injury-time victor proves too strong for their rivals.

"I think Manchester City agreed with VAR but the other top teams, United, Chelsea, I think didn't want it". "That's really good but we have to carry on, there are a few games to come".

The 23-year-old, who has been nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year, was criticised for missing chances in the defeat by United and also wasted opportunities against Spurs before smashing home from close range in the 72nd minute. It's robust. The Premier League is so, so robust, that's the reason hopefully on Sunday if we win, it'll stay in our hearts for the remainder of our lives. That gave us [confidence], against the last champions we are able to go there and played the way we played.

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It's not as if we can go in there and get an easy game. "It's definitely a different pace", Soucy said. I think to a man we knew we didn't play a playoff game last game here in Game 1.

UEFA, on its part, will not be fast-tracking VAR for Champions League or Europa League next season. Certain due to the quantities of objectives and possibilities, within the Premier League with the contenders we've got and the place the gamers are so good.... "They can win all six, so we have to do it".

"You compete with yourself, and of course I think it is a mentally tough, tough game". While it will be used in the FA Cup and League Cup, its introduction in the League will take up at least a year more.

That streak was kept alive as Sterling also struck late twice in three days in late November to edge out Huddersfield and Southampton 2-1 to demoralise the chasing pack.

"The Champions League is seven knockout games".

"Unbelievable season for us", said midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, perhaps City's standout player over the past eight months.

A tight game then, this, with Roy Keane, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs never fully going at a City team capable of punishing space in an instant.

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