Man City eyes record books after clinching title

Guardiola made a decision to play golf with his son rather than watch United's home game against West Brom on Sunday.

Tottenham's record of 31 wins in a top-flight season.

Some pundits are already ranking City - who at one stage this season won a record 18 successive league games - alongside Manchester United's 1999 treble winners and the 2003-04 Arsenal "Invincibles".

"You can't take [winning the league] for granted, I've won three now, but there's so many we've missed", Kompany said.

While it is City's third title in seven seasons, it's the rousing speech given by Kompany in his local pub which captured fans' imaginations.

"Attackers are individuals and defensive players feel more part of a team".

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There aren't many teams who have won the Premier League. The levels that Pep Guardiola has taken City to this season, I can't see any of the other sides competing with them in the next five years if they continue playing at this level. Benitez came closest to winning the title back in 2008-09, but Liverpool finished four points behind Manchester United, keeping the Spanish flag from waving proudly in his arms.

"We're looking forward to the celebrations, but first we have five important games to play and we want to win them all". But it was the signings in areas City were falling short in, which have helped propel them from almost men into champions. The England global has provided six Premier League assists, compared to two from Kolarov, Clichy and Zabaleta combined last campaign.

While few doubt Guardiola is capable of continuing his revolution at City, it is questionable whether his approach will have a broader influence on tactics and coaching across the Premier League.

At +68, City are within three of the goal difference record of +71 set by Chelsea in that same 2009-10 season.

Instead, some players had even left the country after being given a couple of days off by Guardiola.

But they were back to their irresistible best against Spurs as Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan put them 2-0 up early on, with Sterling sealing the win after Christian Eriksen had given the hosts hope.

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