Manchester City 2017-18: Guardiola's men rack up records in title triumph

Oscar Cross
April 16, 2018

"City won the title because they won more points than everyone else, not tell City they won the title because United did not win, it is not fair to them".

United gifting City the title by losing to West Brom came just a week on from them delaying their rivals' celebrations.

"I won eight titles and I am not on the moon because I won against Manchester City", the Portuguese told Sky Sports News. It means we can now focus exclusively on the breathtaking football, the power and vision of Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling's development, Leroy Sane's unstoppable surges down the left, Kyle Walker's dominance of the right flank and Guardiola's determination to win his way.

While they missed out narrowly on that particular record, here are some of the best Opta numbers from City's special Premier League season. But what can not be argued against are the records that City have smashed on their way to the title this season.

The Baggies are sitting at the base of the English Premier League table standings and will find it hard to stop a Manchester United side that is pushing to finish second in the league this year.

Here's what pundits, managers and players have said after City won the league...

The Portugues was then asked of his frustration considering that City won the title on the back of United's loss.

15 - Kevin De Bruyne, a strong contender for Player of the Year honours, has been an unstoppable creative force in his third season with the club, contributing a league-best 15 assists in his 33 appearances. It was supposed to be a game that would see City stumble again and perhaps suffer a fourth successive defeat, yet they did what all great teams do by winning and winning well.

Manchester United about to lose to dead last place West Brom; 8 days after beating first place Manchester City at the Etihad. Too many matches over the last few seasons, under both Mourinho and his predecessor Louis van Gaal, have followed the same storyline as this one. "I saw lots of people over the moon because we won against City".

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