City's Premier League title celebrations reach fever pitch

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It had been City's first match since securing the Premier League title but they are not due to be presented with the trophy until after their home game with Huddersfield on May 6.

The final whistle sparked jubilant scenes with City supporters running on to the pitch to celebrate the title win with the players, who were able to escape with the help of stewards.

There was no threat involved in the celebrations and Mendy - who had made his first appearance for seven months as a substitute - could even be seen jumping up and down and joining in with the boisterous City fans. "Football is an emotional game", he said. "I had no doubts they would perform because Mikel Arteta told me before the game they (the players) did an awesome warm-up".

Here, FP looks at the landmarks already achieved by Pep Guardiola's side and those still within their sights. "I am the same as the fans - I go to the toilet and everything, so I am the same".

De Bruyne picked up a loose ball and smashed in a rising, angled drive in the 54th for the third goal and the fourth arrived after Sterling was tripped for a penalty.

"You can live like a professional player".

Still, Swansea provided City with a guard of honour before kick-off and the visitors were largely reduced to watching and admiring as City showed them why they are setting records this season. They have 29 wins and need two more to beat Chelsea's record of 30. David Silva and Leroy Sane are also in double figures and if Raheem Sterling, now on eight, can join them they will be the first team ever with four players reaching that mark. Unfortunately he missed it and Bernardo (Silva), fortunately, scored, but if the manager had asked me to go there, I would have definitely scored. Jorginho has posted 2,839 passes in Serie A this season - only one behind the league leader in that category, teammate and defender Kalidou Koulibaly - and they aren't just sideways efforts, with 1.7 key passes per 90 minutes.

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