Manchester City's latest Premier League triumph lacked the drama of Sergio Aguero's victor with virtually the last kick of the season in 2012, but the Argentine is relieved to have won the title with five games to spare.
Pep Guardiola was previously optimistic that Aguero could be back for the final few games of the season, but why would City risk rushing their star striker back?
City manager Pep Guardiola said last week he remained hopeful the 29-year-old would be available for the "last games" of the season when questioned about Aguero's injury.
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"Recovering from an arthroscopy on my knee", the striker tweeted on Tuesday morning. He didn't give a timescale for his return, saying only he is "fully motivated to get back soon to the field".
Having seen City win the Premier League with five games to spare at the weekend, the 29-year-old made a decision to have the operation immediately in order to give him enough time to recover ahead of the tournament.
No timescale for his recovery has been given but, with City already crowned Premier League champions, the World Cup in Russian Federation, which starts in June, will be his main target. Again, he was only able to appear as a second-half substitute.
Still, there's only one Aguero and there's no doubt City missed him badly in the two Champions League defeats to Liverpool earlier this month.