Manchester City fans celebrate Premier League win

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Image caption Manchester City fans party outside the Etihad stadium

Manchester City fans are celebrating after their team won the Premier League on the final day of a dramatic season.

The club held on to the top spot after beating Brighton away 4-1, taking the title for the second season in a row.

About 10,000 fans gathered at City's Etihad stadium to watch the game on big screens.

The club held a homecoming event at the ground later on Sunday evening following the team's flight from Brighton.

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Image caption Vincent Kompany and Pep Guardiola showed off the Premier League trophy to fans at the Etihad
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Image caption Players flew back from Brighton for a homecoming celebration at the Etihad
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Image caption Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez each scored in the 4-1 victory

The Blues, who won the Carabao Cup in February, are holding out for a third trophy this season as they face Watford in the FA Cup final on 18 May.

Fans react:

  • One fan told BBC Radio Manchester: "It was such a big title race and it's been amazing, and you've got to give credit to Liverpool. But we did the goods today and that's what we needed"
  • Another fan, Karen, said: "I'm absolutely ecstatic for this club. It's been consistent this year, it's just quality and I absolutely love it"
  • Rachael told BBC Radio 5 live: "The league table does not lie in May so I'm sure the Liverpool fans can see they have been beaten by a brilliant team. City are on verge of the domestic treble, people are forgetting that"

It was the eighth Premier League title race to go down to the final day, with Manchester City a point ahead of Liverpool at the start of Sunday.

The title lead had changed hands between the teams a record 32 times this season, although this was partly due to TV broadcasters' scheduling of the games.

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Image caption Fans watched the match on screens outside the Etihad stadium
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Image caption The celebrations follow an epic battle with Liverpool for the top spot

Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan, Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez scored one goal each.

City has become the first side since Manchester United in 2008-09 to lift back-to-back Premier League titles.

Manager Pep Guardiola said: "It's the toughest title we have won in all my career, by far."

Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 at Anfield but they still finished as runners-up, having failed to secure what would have been a first top-flight triumph in 29 years.

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Image caption Some Liverpool fans at Anfield appeared to be checking in on Manchester City's performance after a nail-biting season

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