Record-breaking Manchester City keep foot on accelerator

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Pep Guardiola was happy to share Manchester City's Premier League triumph with a pitch full of fans, describing the celebratory invasion as "a lovely thing".

And those celebrations apparently filtered down to their players, who enjoyed every minute of a vintage 5-0 victory over the Swans.

David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus all scored as City exhibited no signs of relenting in the first match since their title triumph was confirmed.

His social media activity has earned him hero status among young City fans, as it was clear to see by the way he got mobbed after the final whistle today.

"If they are happy I like to be close with the team". If that has happened, congratulations to the guy who is going to win - I would like to feel that he deserved it. I'm sorry that's good.

He sounded a solitary tongue-in-cheek note of caution, with two home games still to play against Huddersfield and Brighton.

The big screens at the stadium showed a message that said "please clear the pitch immediately".

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Having already won a record 18 straight games this season, City is within reach of more milestones.

With four games remaining they need six more goals, six more points and two more wins to set new marks for all three. "In football, you always have something to improve, it is never a finished business". We want to try and play good.

"In football you have to play for something".

Its a combined Premier League and FA Cup edition of Extra Time! "The performance is the most important thing but the numbers are the numbers".

The defeat leaves Swansea four points above the drop zone with four games left, including a vital home fixture with fellow strugglers Southampton.

"What we had done we had done, (but) that helped us to (think), 'We have done it once we can do it again, and the others won't have more energy.' So, when you have to do five metres, you just make three". Manager Carlos Carvalhal said the result would have "zero" impact on confidence going into the final few weeks of the season. It is nothing out of the normal this season.

He said: "It is what I handled in Barcelona and Bayern Munich - players started to believe what (they) had done was thanks to me, and that allowed them to play in the future".

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