Manchester: In a city that's more used to a sea of red during title celebrations, it was blue confetti that fell over the streets of Manchester on Monday.
About 100,000 fans packed the streets as Manchester City paraded the Premier League trophy through the city to celebrate their first English title in 44 years. Blue and white ticker-tape and streamers rained down on the team bus as City players showed off the trophy they had wrestled away from crosstown rivals Manchester United in nailbiting fashion a day earlier.
Supporters climbed lamp posts, jostled for position on roof tops and walls, and fathers held children on their shoulders to catch a glimpse of the City players aboard an open-top bus.
"Days like this are why we came to City and it's just fantastic," said City midfielder Gareth Barry, one of many high-priced players who joined the team in the last few years after it was bought up by wealthy Abu Dhabi owners. "Our fans have always been amazing and they're showing it here today. I've got memories I'll treasure for the rest of my career."...more
11:25 PM, May 15, 2012