Roberto Mancini’s men struggled over the Premier League finishing line, but, when Mike Dean blew his final whistle, none of that mattered.
Sergio Aguero’s goal showed that money can be used to assemble an award winning squad, but winning the title is priceless.
Next season Manchester City will be looking to build on their success from 2011/12, and they will undoubtedly go into the new season as the hot favourites to win the Premier League title.
From Kompany’s leadership to their attacking firepower, and from Mancini’s tactical know how to Sheikh Mansour’s money, the Citizens have a plethora of invaluable assets that helped them win the Premier League- and those same ingredients will ensure that they successfully defend it.
This slideshow will assess the ten most important reasons why no one can stop Manchester City defending their Premier League crown.