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Manchester City v Swansea: match preview

Manchester City will stride out before their adoring crowd as freshly-crowned champions knowing five wins from the final five matches will take them to 102 points and eclipse Chelsea’s record Premier League tally of 95. Pep Guardiola, though, will look…

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City future hinges on his energy reserves

• ‘I don’t know how I will react to winning league,’ says manager• Guardiola demands no let-up against Swansea on SundayPep Guardiola has said how long he stays at Manchester City will depend on his energy reserves and his players’ hunger. He believes …

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Pierre-Emile Højbjerg: ‘Bayern is the school of forming a champion’ | David Hytner

As he prepares to take on Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final, Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg reflects on life as a Bayern Munich wunderkind and playing for Pep GuardiolaWhen Pep Guardiola confronted Nathan Redmond at the end of Manchester City’s 2-1…

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Chelsea win Everton maintain three-point WSL lead

Eriksson scores only goal as Chelsea survive late scareStanway nets twice in Manchester City victoryChelsea maintained their three-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Women’s Super League thanks to a 1-0 win at Everton. The leaders held t…

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Manchester City dominate PFA Premier League team of the year

Five players included from Guardiola’s Premier League championsOnly one player each from Manchester United and Liverpool Five Manchester City players have been named in the Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League Team of the Year. Related:…

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Manchester City avoid transfer ban over Benjamin Garré signing

• Vélez Sarsfield lose CAS appeal over teenager’s transfer• Pep Guardiola set to have £200m to spend this summerManchester City have been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding the signing of Benjamin Garré by the court of arbitration for sport, clearing …

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David Squires on … celebrating victory, celebrating together!

Our resident cartoonist on Manchester City’s fifth league titleView all of David’s cartoons here Continue reading…

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Now Kevin De Bruyne eyes Manchester City progress in Champions League

• Premier League champions came up short in Europe• Belgian wants competition for places to increaseKevin De Bruyne believes Manchester City’s ambition must be to win the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s side secured the Premier League title on Sunday…

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Mauricio Pochettino plots game of catch-up for Tottenham

• Trip to Brighton on Tuesday is followed by an FA Cup semi-final• Spurs manager also keen to start next season stronglyMauricio Pochettino has passed on his congratulations to Manchester City on becoming Premier League champions and immediately turned…

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What next for Pep Guardiola? It has to be the Champions League trophy | Barney Ronay

Manchester City’s joyous romp to the Premier League title presents the manager with a different kind of opportunityYou won. Fine. Now win again. Win better. Even in a moment of triumph, with his beautifully engineered seventh domestic title safely stow…

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Vulnerable channels and 20 zones: the tactics behind Guardiola’s title win

Manchester City have exploited the area between the opposition centre-back and full-back and the roles of Fernandinho and Ederson have been crucial tooOttmar Hitzfeld, the former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich coach, used to speak of the red zone,…

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Manchester United in the 60s weren’t as good as this City side

City fan Chic Wilson, 75, reflects on how Pep Guardiola’s champions measure up and picks David Silva above Colin Bell as his all-time club greatAfter Sunday I am ecstatic. It feels wonderful to be champions. The football we played all season was absolu…

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What Pep Guardiola must do to make Manchester City even better

With the Premier League title won and the wounds from the Champions League exit raw, we assess areas City’s manager must address to improve his teamPep Guardiola can bridle at the suggestion he does not adjust the gameplan when required and for the 3-0…

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Football transfer rumours: Wilfried Zaha to Manchester City?

Today’s tell-all cannot ‘unsee’ this Manchester City celebration videoCrystal Palace fans will be most unhappy to learn that Wilfried Zaha is being linked with another move to Manchester. The last player signed by Sir Alex Ferguson before he retired as…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

José Mourinho needs to make drastic changes, Rafael Benítez is getting best out of his players and Jordan Ayew is on a missionHaving so meekly allowed Manchester City to claim the Premier League title, a process of rebuilding Manchester United into fut…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Manchester City 2017-18 player ratings: how the title winners stack up | Jamie Jackson

The champions have had some exceptional performers – Ederson, Fernandinho, Sané and Sterling stand out – but Sergio Agüero and Kevin De Bruyne share top honoursEderson 9/10 A flawless debut season in English football – a stark contrast to Claudio Bravo…

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‘I know how to win – but I don’t play,’ says José Mourinho after United defeat

• Manager says he could ‘smell’ a bad performance coming• Home defeat against West Brom hands the title to CityJosé Mourinho said after the 1-0 defeat by bottom-of-the-table West Bromwich Albion that confirmed Manchester City as Premier League champion…

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Manchester City have stirred hearts to earn a place in pantheon of great sides | Jonathan Wilson

Comparing title-winning sides from different eras is always tricky but Pep Guardiola’s champions will go down in history as one of the best to grace English footballThe statistics offer some measure of Manchester City’s greatness. They have won the tit…

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How Pep Guardiola’s tactics made Manchester City Premier League champions – video

Pep Guardiola has guided Manchester City to an emphatic Premier League title. With the league title wrapped up a month from the end of the season and City on course for a record number of both points and goals it seems business as usual for Guardiola, …