Liverpool's 2-0 win over Wolves was rendered irrelevant by City's 4-1 victory at Brighton, leaving the Anfield faithful frustrated after it briefly appeared they might witness two football miracles in the space of a week.
There is a saying in football - "it's the hope that kills you" - but it certainly did not apply to the 300 Liverpool fans packed into the Jubilee Ballroom at Four Points by Sheraton Singapore as they prayed for a miracle.
But those cheers were quickly muted, with Guardiola's side level just 83 seconds later, Sergio Aguero staying onside and keeping his cool to finish after a brilliant ball from David Silva.
The 24-year-old has emerged as a crucial player for City this season and Guardiola himself has singled Bernardo out as the club's best player this season, claiming the Portuguese could play for any team in the world.
"It's more attractive", another joked, referring to the colour of the Manchester City team. I can read all the numbers.
"If they win the Champions League in early June, having finished second, there will be an interesting discussion to be had about who was the best team in England". England are flying under this current coaching team who are developing a whole host of exciting young players who are not afraid of the big stage, as we saw a year ago at the World Cup.
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Falih said the attack aimed to undermine maritime freedom and the security of oil supplies to consumers all over the world. It said "the precise means of attack or sabotage is unknown".
"But we made unbelievably big steps and I really expect more to come, that's the truth".
"No teams in England have done that before, so we have to challenge, compete and be focused on this game", said Guardiola, looking ahead to next week's Wembley date with Watford. "That is what we feel", he said.
"We have qualified for the Champions League final". We accept that, no problem.
In a statement, Bloom said Brighton's woeful end of season run, when they won just three of their last 23 league games and none of their final nine, "put our status at significant risk".
A title race which stood out for the remarkable consistency of the two contenders ended with both finishing with victories - enough for Manchester City to retain their crown. "We push each other, I push myself, they push me".
"Chris will always be very fondly remembered by Albion staff and fans as one of our club's finest and most-respected managers", continued Bloom.
After defeat in the play-off semi-finals in 2016, Hughton led Albion back to the top flight for the first time since 1983 the following season with a second-placed finish.