City's other two Premier League triumphs, in 2012 and '14, were sealed on the final day.
A week after City surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to United and squander the chance to wrap up the title in ideal style against their arch-rivals, it was relegation-bound West Brom who served it up on a plate.
"I've seen many teams win it where they've been champions all season and it's a first for me".
"It is definitely my best season in terms of goalscoring", he said in December.
It probably wasn't the flawless way to seal glory, but City won't care too much.
Guardiola spent more than £250million on new players between the end of last season and the start of this season.
Former England global Gary Lineker, who now works as a television presenter, tweeted: "Congratulations to @ManCity on winning the Premier League title".
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"This is not a dynasty, it is one title we've won". Retaining the title Guardiola has mastered the art of winning domestic trophies, and City will be the overwhelming favorite to retain the Premier League title - a feat the club has never achieved.
However, the central midfield pairing of the diminutive David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne was one of the biggest factors to the success that brought the title with over 70% possession in their 33 fixtures thus far. "We did not deserve to lose, we gave them opportunity to win the match". There was a period of adaptation for him coming into the league and for us taking in his methods. The Champions League It's been almost seven years since Guardiola last won European football's greatest prize, too long a wait for a coach supposedly at the top of his profession.
City's title is the 24th trophy of his glittering career.
But they were back to their irresistible best against Spurs as Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan put them 2-0 up early on, with Sterling sealing the win after Christian Eriksen had given the hosts hope.
"I think we share one thing - he's been able to transfer to the team that hunger and desire to never be satisfied. City were the best team, sooner or later they would get the points, so no dramas when the best team wins the league", Mourinho said.
Wolves secure promotion to Premier League
Wolves have won 28 of their 42 league games this term to seal a return to the top flight after a six-season absence. Wolves who have occupied top spot in the Championship since October, will host Birmingham City on Sunday.