For all the juiciness of Manchester United's defeat to West Brom, the events of Sunday simply confirmed the inevitable in crowning Manchester City champions on England.
In truth, the writing had been on the wall ever since December's Manchester derby. That plucky 2-1 win for Pep Guardiola's men at Old Trafford crowned a start to the season so brilliant that they were almost uncatchable.
And now, with five games still left to play, the Citizens have the trophy they so badly desired and so thoroughly deserved.
Reaction to City's coronation has rolled in over recent days and Guardiola's men have been justly handed plaudits for their beautiful style of football across the campaign.
With the likes of David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne glittering in their midfield, City haven't only won the league but they did so in some style, too.
Wright reacts to Man City's title win
That was a fact acknowledged by Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright who reacted to the conclusion of the title race in his latest column for The Sun.
The Arsenal legend eulogised: "We should be saluting Pep for the football he’s played, his determination to do it the right way, even when everyone said he’d find the Prem too tough after La Liga and the Bundesliga.
"Well, he hasn’t just disproved that, he’s made it look even easier — City really have been that impressive."
Impressive indeed, Ian, and the 54-year-old proceeded to wax lyrical not only about City's entertaining football this season but that of Tottenham and Liverpool.
It was what he didn't say about United that spoke volumes and, for right or wrong, he was clearly throwing shade on Jose Mourinho's men for their style of football.
Wright throwing shade about Man Utd's style
"Just be thankful to Pep’s team for entertaining us so much, just like we should be grateful to Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino for how Liverpool and Tottenham play. Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson always produced sides that were great to watch back in the day, too," Wright continued.
"But let’s be honest, this season — beyond City, Liverpool and Spurs — there haven’t been too many others who have played football the way we love to see it.
"For too many it has been a case of avoiding defeat, rather than trying to win . . . it’s why certain managers continue to survive. So fair play to Klopp, fair play to Poch and, most of all, to Pep.
"That trio are responsible for most of the thrilling moments and most of what we’ll look back on with a smile.
"We want the Premier League to be packed with excitement and entertainment — if it hadn’t been for them, we’d have been very short of both over the last eight months."
Taxi for Jose!
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