Manchester City started the game in their usual fashion as the opted to attack as Ilkay Gundogan initiated the attack after he chipped in the ball into the penalty box but Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy as he rushed out to save the ball.
Earlier in the campaign they won a record 18 games in succession including 11 away from home, both Premier League records.
They can do so with victory at Southampton in their final match on Sunday, extending further the competition record they have already set by accruing 97.
"They've said to the rest of the Premier League "catch us if you can - good luck".
During his time as Barcelona boss, Guardiola won Europe's top prize twice, but he told Sky Sports he would sooner lift the Premier League again with City.
The victorious squad and manager Pep Guardiola were driven through the streets in an open-top bus to celebrate a historic season filled with record-breaking achievements. "After that there'll be consequences - if we are going to break (records) or not".
By this time, St Mary's was rocking with news of Stoke holding on to a slender lead over relegation rivals Swansea City, but a cruel late twist was to come.
Manchester United great Gary Neville acknowledges Guardiola - named the League Managers Association (LMA) Manager of the Year on Tuesday - has the upper hand in his long-standing rivalry with Jose Mourinho on the other side of town. All respect to Swansea, but it is nearly impossible.
Sterling is perhaps the most improved player of the season.
"We did it all season, no surrender, try until the end", he said. That made Foden the youngest ever victor of a Premier League medal at the age of 17 years and 350 days, overtaking Gael Clichy, then of Arsenal. Everybody goes, except two or three, to the World Cup and we wish them all the best, that they enjoy that awesome tournament.
"Some days I will be here because the kids are in school, some days I'll be in Manchester with (director of football) Txiki (Begiristain) or (chief executive) Ferran (Soriano)".