GLENN MURRAY has hailed Manchester City as deserved Premier League champions.

But he would have loved to have kept their nerves on edge for a bit longer.

Murray ended the season with his first home goal of 2019 to put the title-race cat among the pigeons.

But City, whose fans knew rivals Liverpool were ahead against Wolves, hit back after just 83 seconds en route to a 4-1 win.

Murray told The Argus: “It’s disappointing we couldn’t hold it for longer and then their nerves might have set in a bit.

“But, listen, that is what champions do.

“They hit right back and hit us with two and you have got to hold your hands up.

“They are deserved winners of the Premier League.”

Albion finished just two points clear of 18th place as Cardiff won at Old Trafford.

Murray said: “It was a difficult second season but we came through it.

“I think weaker teams would have folded but we pulled through and got back to what we are good at by the end of the season.

“Thankfully those draws along the way just got us over the line.

“Now we have got to focus on the summer and I’m sure the hierarchy at the club will be trying to make our squad stronger, ready to go again next season.”