IF the final day of the Premier League season had been a Hollywood script, we’d have said it was simply too unbelievable to be the truth.
But Manchester City’s dramatic title triumph was thoroughly deserved.
City have been the best team, they have the best players and they beat neighbours United both home and away.
Their campaign wasn’t without turbulence. What Carlos Tevez did in the autumn was unacceptable, and while Mario Balotelli almost made City take their eye off the ball, his red card at Arsenal was probably the best thing that happened to them.
It made Roberto Mancini change his approach and go for it during the final six games which they all won. It helped them with the league.
Had United won the league, it would have been one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s greatest achievements, especially having been without Nemanja Vidic for much of the year.
City have to build on this now. Winning the league will make it even easier for them to attract players, and it’s difficult to see how they can be stopped in the Champions League.