We’ve been flying high all season and the Premier League title celebrations started in earnest for Manchester City’s newly-crowned champions at 30,000 feet as the squad jetted back from Brighton to Manchester last night.

After emerging triumphant from arguably the most exciting title race ever, City’s players celebrated in style on board their plane as they returned home ahead of our celebration party at the Etihad.

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It was a time for smiles and to reflect on the enormity of the squad’s achievement with the prospect of an historic English treble now firmly in view.

And chief photographer Victoria Hayden was also on board the flight to capture these superb exclusive pictures as the players savoured one of the most special moments in their careers.

Check out our exclusive gallery of pictures below: