Manchester City lifts Premier League trophy as celebrations kick off

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Manchester City lifted the trophy on Sunday, following a 0-0 draw with Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium, which put them 17 points clear of Manchester United at the top.

After a delay due to a pitch invasion by the supporters, Guardiola and his team were presented with the trophy, the third country in which he has managed a team to a title following successes in Spain and Germany with Barcelona and Bayern Munich respectively. Today we saw it. Today was proof we can do better.

He went on to say: "Thank you for having me for such a long time, I know that is not easy but above all I am like you - I am an Arsenal fan".

"You win, you lose, but always you have to try to do what you believe". We lost a bit of focus, but that is normal.

Man City, which sealed the title three weeks ago, received the trophy for the third time in six years on Sunday but couldn't produce a performance befitting title celebrations after being held 0-0 by Huddersfield. "Back to back in this league will be tough but we accept the challenge".

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Swansea City and Southampton must both record a win apiece to force Huddersfield to earn another positive result in order to retain their Premier League status.

Supporters were issued with blue and white flags, creating a colourful vista to greet the champions as they were given yet another guard of honour on their way onto the field before the start of the game.

Pep Guardiola's side had been confirmed as champions on April 15, when rivals Manchester United fell to a shock defeat at the hands of West Brom, but they had to wait until after their penultimate home game of the season to celebrate properly.

They were also met by the survivors of City's famous 1968 title-winning side, a squad led by club legends Colin Bell, Francis Lee and Mike Summerbee who were all on hand to receive an emotional welcome from fans who remember their feats half a century on. Manchester City continued to probe for the opening goal as Hull City looked solid to crack down in the defence, Manchester City attack continued to press further with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus continued to find a way to break down the Hull City defence.

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