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Manchester’s skies are blue for Manchester City’s Trophy parade

DSCF1929Thousands of Blues turn out in the sunshine to toast Pellegrini’s boys as they ride through Manchester on an open-top bus

Two years ago Manchester City held a similar event to mark their first league title for a generation.

Many cities would struggle to stage an event if given 24 hours to organise a victory parade which involved two helicopters hovering over the gathered crowds, countless police officers, a small army of undercover security experts and the closure of the main square and surrounding roads in the city centre during the rush hour period. Manchester seams to be able to display to the world the they have had plenty of practice at this.

It’s only two years since Manchester City held a similar event to mark their first league title for a generation. This time last year the streets throbbed with crying Reds as Sir Alex Ferguson said farewell while celebrating yet another league title for Manchester United.

Monday evening was City’s turn, as thousands of Blues turned out to toast Manuel Pellegrini’s boys as they rode through Manchester on an open-top bus. After a day of thrashing rain, the sun came out just in time.

Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said “This year’s title race has been enthralling and City and their fans have shown true resolve to finish top of the table,” he said.
“Putting local rivalries aside, the fact is that the Premier League title has now resided in Manchester for the last four seasons and that can only be good for the city.”

Williams Fairey’s Brass Band played to the waiting crowd before the players arrived on stage.

Once again Manchester has shown that it’s not only football but shown how to have a good party.

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