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Man City players celebrate winning 2nd Premier League title in 3 years with trophy parade

  • Crowds gather outside of Manchester's Town Hall as Manchester City supporters prepare to celebrate with a parade in the city centre the day after their team won the English Premier League soccer title in Manchester, England, Monday May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Crowds gather outside of Manchester's Town Hall as Manchester City supporters prepare to celebrate with a parade in the city centre the day after their team won the English Premier League soccer title in Manchester, England, Monday May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

  • A young Manchester City supporter holds a flag before the soccer team pass by in a street parade in the city centre, the day after their team won the English Premier League title, in Manchester, England, Monday May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    A young Manchester City supporter holds a flag before the soccer team pass by in a street parade in the city centre, the day after their team won the English Premier League title, in Manchester, England, Monday May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)  (The Associated Press)

Manchester staged a Premier League trophy parade for the fourth straight year Monday when Man City players celebrated a second title in three years with an open-top bus tour through a packed downtown.

With morning rain giving way to blue skies, tens of thousands of City fans turned out to honor the team a day after its 2-0 victory over West Ham clinched the league championship. City also won the League Cup in manager Manuel Pellegrini's first season in charge.

Looking down on flag-waving, horn-blowing supporters lining the streets, City captain Vincent Kompany said "Manchester is blue today — and it's a pretty sight."

City's fierce rival, Manchester United, won the Premier League in 2011 and 2013.