Raheem Sterling already targeting Man City title defence


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Raheem Sterling has won his first Premier League title with Manchester City this season but has already turned his attention to defending their crown next term.

City wrapped up their title success with a record-equalling five games to spare after nearest rivals Manchester United were surprisingly beaten 1-0 at home by bottom club West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

England international Sterling has played a major role in the Citizens title success, netting 17 goals to date in the top flight, and he admits he is delighted to have claimed his maiden title.

“This is my first Premier League title so who cares how you win it, whether it was on the pitch or on my sofa, I’m just delighted to win the title,” he said.

“It’s been a dream ever since I was a kid growing up playing football with my mates and winning it means everything.”

The 23-year-old insists City have no intentions of dwelling on their title success and he is already thinking about next term.

“It’s important we don’t get complacent, though. It’s amazing to win it but now it’s about the next one,” the former Liverpool man added.

Before City can fully turn their attention to next season, they must first round off the current campaign, starting with Sunday’s home clash with Swansea at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s side are priced at 1.13 to claim their 29th top-flight victory of the season while the Swans are available at 21.00.The draw is on offer at 8.50.

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