Manchester City lifts Premier League trophy as celebrations kick off

Indeed, that victory in 1987 was a 10-1 mauling, but City have not scored a single goal in any of their four home league matches against the Terriers since.

In the 36th minute, Kevin De Bruyne nearly broke the deadlock for the Citizens with a fierce strike from 10-yards but goalkeeper Jonas Lossl produced a good save to deny the Belgian as the sides went into the break still goalless.

The England defender started in the league for the first time since January as the champions were held 0-0 at home by Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

Amid jubilant scenes at the Etihad, the champions lifted their trophy having walked out to a guard of honour as thousands of blue and white flags fluttered in the stands.

When Kompany joined City in 2008, he could have barely thought that he would end up a three-time Premier League-winning skipper!

A strong showing from the struggling visitors earned a valuable point which may be enough to keep them in the Premier League for a second season, an impressive achievement given their limited resources.

"I read an interview with one of my team-mates recently and he said he admired that 24 hours after any injury, I'm always so positive again and that meant so much. I'm proud, over the moon, for the dressing room, the players, backroom staff and all the supporters that we were able to collect this point at this very crucial time of the season".

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Huddersfield's last seven games have ended with under 2.5 goals.

It was the first time this season City had been kept scoreless at home in the league, the last occasion being in April a year ago in a 0-0 draw against Manchester United.

City's manager continued to speak highly of the City legend saying: "Yaya Toure came here when this idea for the club started, and what we are in this moment is thanks to what this guy has done".

Huddersfield gave their survival hopes a huge boost with a point that moves them three clear of the bottom three ahead of their midweek trip to Chelsea.

"Of course what satisfies the most is the way we did it".

Wenger was awarded Arsenal's golden "Invincibles" Premier League trophy as he bowed out.

"But with these celebrations, this team deserves it more than ever".

  • Tabitha Byrd