"City were preparing, without a shadow of a doubt, to say 'we've blown it'. In true City style they came back to win it.
"I think they will be favourites to win the title next season.
"They have some special players and the likes of Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure have dragged them through."
Arsenal title-winning defender Martin Keown
"This is the start of something big for Manchester City and Mancini. They have just got to build on this win. Winners in life have a vision and this is just the start for City.
"They will sit down in the coming days and plan ahead how they can continue to win trophies. That's the challenge over the next few years.
"When you win in that manner it tastes so much better. It was going to be a great day for them however they won it. The feelings they have had today will be with them for the rest of their lives.
"City will learn now they are winners - true champions - and they will take that with them through to next season. It's one of those "come and take it off us" moments.
"Manchester United have had all the bragging rights over the years and these City fans have suffered. Now it's their day in the sun."
BBC Final Score pundit Garth Crooks
"To win the Premier League is a very special thing. It's a long haul and Roberto Mancini and his boys have done it.
"Zabaleta got the first goal against QPR, he's had a great season like so many. Joe Hart deserves a mention and of course Yaya Toure.
"But Vincent Kompany has been the captain of the year by some distance - he's made a wonderful contribution to Manchester City. How he handled the difficult Tevez and Balotelli situations was excellent.
"You need a strong captain, a leader of men, who can cope with that dressing room.
"When they reflect back on the season they will look at these crises and how Vincent handled them."
BBC Radio 5 live summariser Pat Nevin
"There's no reason why City can't earn European success now. They will strengthen in the summer. There isn't any question they can go on to become one of the great teams in Europe over the next few years.
"But the question is whether Manchester United can stay with them. I suspect a little bit needs to be added to Manchester United.
"Their best two players on the park against Sunderland were Giggs and Scholes - they cannot last forever.
"Without being a total rebuild, with the young players who are doing well, they need a couple of marquee signings over the summer.
"If they do that it could be Manchester United's season next year, but I'm not willing to say whether it will or not."
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