Vincent Kompany challenges Manchester City to step up a gear next season

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City wrapped up the championship with four weeks to spare and they hold an insurmountable 16-point lead over their city rivals United.

But United's loss to bottom-placed West Brom probably caught out the club and the players.

United, despite Sunday's defeat, are widely expected to assume second position and have Bournemouth, Arsenal, Brighton, West Ham and Watford still to play before the season inquest begins.

The Premier League's record points tally of 95, set by Chelsea in 2004-05, is within City's reach if they can take nine from their last fixtures.

Asked what he thought of gifting the title to their rivals, Mourinho replied: "City were the best team, sooner or later they would get the points, so no dramas when the best team wins the league".

The England global is City's second-highest scorer behind Sergio Aguero but his goals have also come at some key moments on their road to the title.

Pep Guardiola masterminded a successful regime at Barcelona where he won 14 trophies in Spain. All the lads have done so well and it feels great to be a part of this really special group of players!

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is already planning for back to back Premier League titles.

No club has won back-to-back Premier League titles since United claimed three in a row from 2006 to 2009, and the previous three champions suffered post-title slumps. Thoroughly deserved and won with a style of football that is truly joyous to watch.

"It's incredible the way we played and I am so glad to be here and be part of this club", he said on the club's website. "We want to stay humble about the fact that it's not a dynasty.it's one title and there is still so much work to be done before the full potential is unlocked". There was no fluidity.

"We are committed to playing handsome football and we are proud to have done it so brilliantly this season".

It's De Bruyne, in particular, who has stood out this season for City, and his goal at Chelsea was an illustration of what he is capable of.

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That streak was kept alive as Sterling also struck late twice in three days in late November to edge out Huddersfield and Southampton 2-1 to demoralise the chasing pack.

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