Dominant Manchester City Will Only Get Better, Pep Guardiola Warns Rivals

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola joins his staff in the post-match revelry

It was the culmination of a superb season for City and, speaking after the success, Guardiola insisted his side are far from done winning titles just yet.

City matched their record total of 32 wins from last season and accrued a total of 98 points, the second highest in Premier League history behind the 100-point tally they achieved previous year.

"Undoubtedly, this has been one of the most hard decisions I have had to make as chairman of Brighton, but ultimately one I have made due to how we struggled in the second half of the season".

"No teams in England have done that before so we have to challenge, compete and be focused on this game".

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Veteran Brighton striker Murray admitted City are worthy champions.

In a Manchester City like run, Levy held top spot for the last 10 weeks and closed out the competition with 70 points today helped by having City goalscorers Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte in this side. Mahrez netted in the 63rd minute, a rare high point in his first season after joining City for record 60 million pound (then $80 million) signing in July.

Ilkay Gundogan then blasted home a free-kick to put the result beyond doubt.

"Winning is so addictive and of course in a few days we have the FA Cup", said Guardiola, who has now won eight league titles in 10 seasons as a coach. I have the feeling next season that we'll be back.

Manchester City clinched the Premier League title with the win required to finally end Liverpool's relentless attempt to dethrone them as champions by crushing Brighton & Hove Albion 4-1 on the south-coast on Sunday. "We had a proper competitor and well done to them - they have 198 points in two seasons which is incredible". "They've got nerves of steel and they deserve it".

The outcome was cruel on Liverpool, who are second behind only United in the all-time list of English champions with 18 titles.

"That is the toughest league that we've won, the Premier League, Germany, Spain, that's the toughest that we've won", Guardiola said. We had to fight.

Liverpool's 97-point haul would have won all but these last two league campaigns.

An hour later, after the final whistle blew on the game and on their team's title hopes, Liverpool fans were still singing but in defiance rather than celebration.

Liverpool, which lost just once all season on January 3 against City, will take solace in the tally of 97 - a record total for a team coming runners-up - and will now turn its attention to next month's UEFA Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur.