Champions League the ultimate for Manchester City, says the Sunday Supplement panel

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The result was an unexpected one as everyone expected United to win an easy match, but the team fumbled. The first league with Barcelona was a dream come true and winning the Champions League against [Manchester] United here was also so, so nice, especially the way we played.

Manchester United's defeat to West Brom at Old Trafford confirmed Manchester City as champions, but how would Pep Guardiola's team stack up against previous great Premier League sides?

Even if United doesn't lose to the league's bottom team, City can still seal the trophy before playing again.

City players were left celebrating the victory across the continent as they had travelled overseas after defeating Spurs on Saturday. "That will give us a lot of points in the future". "We handled the pressure between the good and bad moments for the entire season, not just in this period". 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".

"We are able to win the two games [we need to confirm the title] and we will do that". "Very happy to call us champions this year".

Captain Dani Parejo pulled a goal back for third-placed Valencia by squeezing an 87th-minute penalty under Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, but the Catalans withstood an exciting final spell to move to within seven points of their 25th league title.

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A side containing Ronaldo, Raul, Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Roberto Carlos and David Beckham looked on course for a treble of Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey going into March. We can only try to focus and win at Tottenham and then Swansea, " the former Barcelona manager added. "The last week was tough for us", Guardiola said. You realise something can happen and it was a wonderful goal by Rodriguez so thank you!

How many points would Sergio Aguero et al accrue in this extraordinary league?

Guardiola's men opened the scoring on 22 minutes when Gabriel Jesus scored following a long pass from Vincent Kompany.

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. In the league every game you have to stay there.

City's celebrations were barely over by the time they were 2-0 up just three minutes later.

Right-back Kyle Walker, who joined Man City last summer, said: "We did it!"