Foden, who was player of the match in Sunday’s 3-1 win over West Ham after scoring two goals, told Sky Sports: “Not just me, all the lads have played in important games, we’ve played this scenario over. We were confident. It’s paid off.

“It was the perfect start [scoring after two minutes]. This feeling will never get old. I want this winning feeling always.”

Kevin De Bruyne, now a six-time Premier League winner, says this is one of his “most special” titles after bouncing back from a difficult season with injury.

“It feels as amazing as the first one,” added De Bruyne. “We worked so hard for it, it’s been a tough battle with Arsenal and Liverpool. Doing something historic is so special.

“To come back in the way that I could and to help the team and be at a good level is a good achievement for me personally.”

Golden Boot winner Erling Haaland said the midweek victory over Spurs had felt decisive, adding: “I think after we won at Spurs, we kinda knew we were going to do it. I was confident.”

In a season that was notable for Jurgen Klopp announcing his departure from Liverpool because he was “running out of energy” to do the job, Pep Guardiola was able to push Manchester City on to the Premier League title once again.

That relentless drive remains, that appetite to coax yet more from a team that had already achieved it all in winning the treble. Victory in the FA Cup final will complete another double – back-to-back doubles for the first time in English football history.

Beating West Ham on the final day of the Premier League season makes City the first team to win English football’s league title four times in a row too. It is an accomplishment that Guardiola prizes, having appeared to use it to spur on himself and the group.

“There is a myth around City that they have a massive squad,” said Jamie Carragher. “They have never had a massive squad. They have 15 or 16 players who are top class. If they had a bit of bad luck with injuries, one of the big players were out, how would they cope with that?”

It was a question that this City squad had to answer..
There have been individual honours for FWA player of the year Foden and Golden Boot winner Erling Haaland but the City team now turn their attentions to the FA Cup final.

They will hope to complete the double by beating neighbours Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday May 25.

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