"What they lived in the last week was so unfair but they deserve (to win the league) and now we have a match ball".
England forward Sterling has scored 17 league goals this season - and 22 in all competitions, at least twice as many as he has previously managed in a season.
Kompany, whose return to regular fitness has been a key factor in City's success this season, said there could be no talk of domination after they won a first league title since 2014.
Few expected Manchester United to gift City the title on Sunday as they took on bottom of the league side West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford, and City boss Pep Guardiola admitted during the week he would be playing 18 holes of golf during the Sunday game. "Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them because that doesn't make me feel super happy". "You can win the Champions League in seven games, the league is 10 months".
As already mentioned, City are now 16 points clear of United, meaning they could yet break the record for biggest margin of victory. It's robust. The Premier League is so, so robust, that's the reason hopefully on Sunday if we win, it'll stay in our hearts for the remainder of our lives.
However, despite being on the verge of the title, last week's Champions League elimination at the hands of Liverpool will still rankle with Guardiola and co, according to Shaun Custis. The amount of goals, chances and points, to do that in the Premier League, with the contenders we have, is because the players are so good. I'm sorry; it's much more important what these guys have done this season.
Inter Milan's Champions League qualification hopes suffered a setback Saturday when it was held to a scoreless draw by Atalanta in their Serie A clash.
"Aguero is injured", Guardiola said.
Guardiola cited two high-profile sporting collapses when examining his own team's prospects -- Real Madrid's miserable finish to the 2003-04 La Liga season, and Golden State Warriors' failure to win basketball's NBA finals in 2016.
The Egypt forward headed in the landmark goal either of strikes from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino on a day when the attacking might of Liverpool's pacey front-three was felt by Bournemouth.
"We have to congratulate Manchester City because they are very close to winning the title". In the league every game you have to stay there.
"I've never been able to retain the title so I want to see if this team has got it in them to carry on and be even more successful".
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