The Manchester City team are set to share their celebrations with the rest of the city today, after winning their fourth Premier League trophy in just five seasons yesterday. Retaining their champion title after beating Aston Villa 3-2, the team will be hosting an epic party for everyone to enjoy, which will include an open-top parade around the city centre this evening.
Starting early at 4.30pm, Mancs will be able to get into the party spirit at Beetham Tower, where the squad will be hosting on-stage entertainment with live music from bands and DJs until late into the evening.
The parade itself will kick off at 6pm at Exchange Square, where the team will be on-board their City blue bus waving to fans and showing off their coveted trophy. The bus will then travel to St Mary’s Gate and onto Deansgate, before arriving at the Beetham Tower party and joining fans from 7pm.
Ahead of lifting the Premier League trophy in his final game for the Club, Manchester City captain, Fernandinho, added: “To finish my nine years at City by winning my fifth Premier League title is a dream come true. This squad is genuinely special. The togetherness of the players is like nothing I have experienced before. These guys are my brothers, which makes winning the title even more special.
“I want to thank Pep and all the backroom staff we have here. As players, we are given everything we need to be successful. The support we get to ensure we go onto the pitch in the best possible condition is amazing and without it, there is no way we could have won the title.
“To have won this trophy four times in five years really is amazing. Everyone knows the Premier League is the most competitive in world football, but we have shown consistency over a long period. That is [a] testament to what City have built. I am leaving this summer, but I am very confident City will be successful again in the future.
“This Club is fantastic and so are our fans, who have been with us every step of the way. Without them by our side, there is no way we can do what we have done these past five seasons. We have felt their energy and it has driven us on.”
As the event is non-ticketed, fans are advised to get there early to avoid missing out on the fun, however, there will also be screens showing all the action live on Deansgate, and an accessible viewing platform on Great Bridgewater Street, too.