Manchester City was confirmed as Premier League champions for the third time in four seasons after second-placed rivals Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City on Tuesday.
United’s defeat means City is 10 points clear with both sides having three games left to play.
City’s coronation had been delayed after Pep Guardiola’s side suffered a 2-1 home defeat by Chelsea on Saturday, although in truth they have looked uncatchable for several months.
It is Guardiola’s third Premier League title for City in his five seasons in charge and eighth domestic honor for the club.
“This has been a season and a Premier League title like no other,” said Guardiola, referring to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that has seen matches played in empty stadiums.
“This was the hardest one. We will always remember this season for the way we won. I am so proud to be the manager here and of this group of players,” he added on the club website.
“To come through this season, with all the restrictions and difficulties we’ve faced — and show the consistency we have is remarkable. It is relentless.”
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised his side for “pushing” City into the final fortnight of the season, even though they were never serious challengers.