Man City stars kick off Premier League title celebrations as Pep and Co focus on incredible Treble hunt
MANCHESTER CITY’S heroes were careful not to go overboard with their celebrations after Arsenal handed them a third title in a row.
Pep Guardiola‘s Premier League kings clearly believe they must add the FA Cup and Champions League to truly make a splash this season.
Not known, clear with picture deskPep Guardiola’s men were quick to highlight it’s their third title in a row[/caption]
The Gunners’ 1-0 loss at Nottingham Forest means City are champions with three games to spare.
Etihad aces Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva leapt around together with delight as Forest held on to ensure staying up and guarantee Guardiola’s men the crown.
And sensational summer Erling Haaland responded by posting: “Always give your best. Always believe. It pays off. C’MON CITY!”
But there appeared to be one eye on the FA Cup final with Manchester United on June 3 and the Euro finale with Inter Milan 10 days later in many of the players’ responses.
At least centre-back Aymeric Laporte sounded a more jubilant tone.
He wrote: “What a season tho credit to absolutely everyone involved from top to bottom. Every one of use fought for this. More to come soon hopefully but we can already be proud of this one.”
And City’s all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero shared his old club’s “3 in a row!!!” title tweet.
The Argentinian was responsible for the most famous title climax ever, when he nicked the crown from neighbours United with City’s second stoppage-time goal in a 3-2 win against QPR in 2012.
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This time it was so much calmer – as Arsenal underlining their slump from an eight-point title lead in January with a misfiring display at pumped-up Forest.
But it enables City and their fans to enjoy Sunday’s Prem clash at home to Chelsea.
Skipper Ilkay Gundogan told the club’s media team: “To have helped the Club win a third straight Premier League title is something very special.
“The Premier League is without doubt the most demanding and competitive league in the world so that tells you everything about what an achievement this is.
“This squad is so talented and so special and to have been captain this season has been an enormous privilege.
“To have won this trophy three times in a row and five times in six years is incredible. It has been a season I will never forget.”
Man City midfielder Riyad Mahrez also shared his joy with fans