There was an excellent symmetry about Pep Guardiola's choice of golf as a way of passing the time while waiting to see if Manchester United could stall his side's wait for the title for a week longer.
Television cameras captured the moment the Belgian discovered he was a three-time champion but, after an initial burst of excitement, he was focusing on the potential for even more success. I think with my experience you don't win titles with inconsistency. "It's a hard achievement and I'm proud of the team and everyone involved".
"You can't take it for granted, before you know it it's gone". "I've been lucky to win three titles but so many I've missed as well".
"My team-mates will roll their eyes as I want to see the reaction from us next season as I've never been able to retain a title".
Although the West Brom board are believed to want somebody with more experience, Moore certainly did his chances of becoming the next full-time boss no harm, even if avoiding relegation looks a lost cause.
Kompany indicated he spoke with the same voice as Guardiola, who can now lay claim to 24 trophies in a nine-year coaching career which includes triumphant spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
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'I think winning at Stamford Bridge gave us the confidence, ' said Guardiola. "One of the things we have to improve is our consistency".
Under Roberto Mancini in 2012 they clinched it with a last-gasp Sergio Aguero victor at Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the season while in 2014 under Manuel Pellegrini it also went down to the wire.
The result leaves second-placed United just one point above Liverpool, although Jose Mourinho's side do have a game in hand. But you can not deny that we were good this season. We won few games. We are good too, like the other ones.' And maybe that helps us.
Guardiola, speaking after Saturday's 3-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley, declared his own satisfaction at the superb efforts of his squad this term.
In the space of 10 incredible days, they pipped Arsenal to the title by a single point, dispatched Newcastle in the FA Cup final and headed to the Camp Nou, where immortality awaited. "This club is absolutely unbelievable in all terms". Six years later, the finale was much more underwhelming, with Rodriguez nodding in from a corner to silence the majority of Old Trafford and set up one of the most surprising wins of the season. It means we can now focus exclusively on the breathtaking football, the power and vision of Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling's development, Leroy Sane's unstoppable surges down the left, Kyle Walker's dominance of the right flank and Guardiola's determination to win his way.
Pep Guardiola's first league triumph in England has come in an unforeseen manner for the Sky Blues have been terrific from day one and barring a slight blip in recent weeks, have been the dominant force in the Premier League.
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