Vincent Kompany aiming to retain Premier League title

Vincent Kompany aiming to retain Premier League title

Manchester City moved to within touching distance of a fifth Premier League title after bouncing back from a bitterly disappointing week to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at Wembley on Saturday.

Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions after Manchester United's surprising home defeat to West Brom on Sunday.

The result leaves Manchester City 16 points clear at the top with five games remaining.

By completing the job after 33 games, City have emulated the achievement of United, who secured the crown with the same number of matches to spare in 2001.

"Come on City! Champions!" 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".

"So you kind of want to hold on to this feeling now, it's unbelievable". It's incredible, it's such a hard achievement.

"Overall I thought the effort was fantastic from the players, I feel proud and this defeat is not going to change my mind". And in the space of a minute and a half, Man City go from the most revered side in the league, to the pile of absolute crap that they were before the club was squirted with oily goodness.

"And as they [get] stuck into the game you realise: 'Well, something could happen'". "Because you can't take them for granted".

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany on Sky Sports: We were consistent the whole season and were able to play at the level we were expected to perform at.

"Today I'm happy and I suppose my team-mates would roll their eyes a bit at this but I kind of want to see how the reaction's gonna be now".

Silva had to take time away from City earlier this season to spend time with his family and new-born son Mateo. I've never been able to retain a title and I want to see if this team has it in it to be even more successful.

But Jose Mourinho's men still ended up handing the trophy to City with a lacklustre display against bottom of the table Albion, who had won only three times in the league this season before this weekend.

"It is one of the first things I noticed within the first month", he said.

"We were able to play at the level that we are expected to perform at and I think the previous times when we have won it a lot of times you can actually say that we almost through it away".

"They won the title because they were the best team, because they won a great amount of points".

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