Manchester City: Thousands turn out to celebrate Premier League win

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Manchester City: Thousands turn out to celebrate Premier League win

Newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City celebrated during a parade around the city after clinching their fourth title in five years.

City pipped rivals Liverpool to the trophy by coming from behind to beat Aston Villa in a nail-biting finale to the season on Sunday.

Thousands of fans lined the streets as the open-top bus parade made its way through the city centre.

Manager Pep Guardiola said it had been an "incredible achievement".

"This is the toughest league and we have won four since we have been here," said Guardiola as City players and staff gathered on stage at the end of the parade on Deansgate.

"I can see the happiness on the people's faces."

The Club shared images of fans taking over the streets of the city ahead of the parade on social media with the simple message that "Manchester is blue".

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City fan Joanne, who had gathered to celebrate the club's title win, told BBC North West Tonight that the atmosphere was "absolutely ecstatic".

"We have not stopped partying and we are still going," she said.

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Thousands of fans lined the streets to cheer the open-top bus parade

Fellow fan Julian said his "heart had finally got to a steady beat" after Sunday's nail-biting match, which saw Guardiola's side hit back from 2-0 to beat Aston Villa 3-2.

"This is Manchester City. We do this every time," he said.

"There is something about this club and the spirit of it."

Tasha, who was among the crowds to watch her team celebrate, said she had not slept because the atmosphere kept her "heart and head" awake.

She described the win as "every Christmas come at once".

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The parade was led by a bus with the City team on board followed by another for the club's staff
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola described his team as "so, so special"
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There were signs celebrating many of the club's players, including outgoing club captain Fernandinho
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Celebrations all round as the players including the club's captain Fernandinho enjoy the parade
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Even City's four-legged fans joined in the fun
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Manchester City players celebrate on the open-top bus as fans turn the city blue
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Fans found any vantage point they could to get a good view of their heroes

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