Vincent Kompany delivers epic victory speech to Manchester City fans and players

Vincent Kompany delivers epic victory speech to Manchester City fans and players

City were crowned champions after Manchester United lost 1-0 to West Brom and Kompany was soon in the pub celebrating with some of his team-mates, including Kyle Walker and John Stones.

It evoked memories of Sir Alex Ferguson, the former United manager, being on the golf course when he heard his team had clinched their first Premier League title following Oldham Athletic's victory at Aston Villa in May 1993.

Kompany, like most others, was caught on the hop by West Bromwich Albion's shock victory at Manchester United, a result that meant City were confirmed as champions with a record-equalling five games remaining.

He said: 'It is the same feeling as the first time, you can't describe it.

"If I had met him when I was 20 years old, I would have improved so much", the Belgium global said. There's still work to be done before we see the best from the team. "I've never been able to retain a title and I want to see whether this team can be even more successful".

There is a sense that Pep Guardiola's expensively-assembled side could be entering a period of domination, however, and Kompany says that is the next target for the squad.

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"I was talking before the game and the first time you win it you think you're going to win all of them, and when you lose it you don't think you'll win it again".

Guardiola´s players will focus on those targets once they have recovered from a boisterous evening of celebrations in Manchester.

Kompany and several of his teammates later toasted their title triumph with fans.

City captain Kompany watched the match at the house of his Mancunian wife Carla Higgs, who invited her United-supporting father to join the party. Firstly for him, coming to this league for the first time, and then we had to take on all this information he was giving to us.

He added: "It just shows how football is lived in Manchester".

"We were exhausted, not just physically but mentally as well and a lot of big characters stood up today and that gives me a lot of pride again to be able to share these moments with this team. We have Reds in the family, we have Blues in the family; today was a day for the Blues, there have been many days for the Reds before, and ultimately it's banter".

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