The scenes of celebration among the Huddersfield players on the final whistle - and the heartfelt congratulations from Guardiola to his counterpart - certainly reflected that fact.
The draw means City have 94 points, one short of the season record set by Chelsea back in 2004-05, but they still have two games left to play.
The crowning moment on a attractive, sunny day in east Manchester came when Vincent Kompany raised aloft the biggest prize in English football, the third time the long-serving City captain has done so in seven seasons.
"That means this is more than just watching football, it is a way of life, it is about caring the lovely game, the values we cherish and something that goes through all of our bodies, through every cell of our body". And we will recover before preparing for Chelsea.
"This looked impossible before kick-off, but the players have done it and made the impossible possible".
But this was City's party.
They were also met by the survivors of City's famous 1968 Championship-wining side, a squad led so memorably by club legends Colin Bell, Francis Lee and Mike Summerbee who were all on hand to receive an emotional welcome from fans who remember their legacy half a century on.
"The belief is as strong as it's been all year long".
Liverpool have work to do to secure their place in Europe's elite competition as an intense contest in stifling heat proved too much at the end of a week in which Jurgen Klopp's men advanced to the Champions League final. "This team deserves it more than ever".
Florent Hadergjonaj wasted an early chance, shooting straight at Ederson and City's Brazilian goalkeeper dived to save well from Alex Pritchard. The game ended in 0-0 as the Terrier claimed a vital away point at the Etihad Stadium. City's David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne all came close to scoring but didn't succeed.
"We will need more", said Wagner whose team visit Chelsea on Wednesday and host Arsenal on Sunday.
"I'm so satisfied but the game showed me how hard everything is".
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