"They have produced some football that we have never witnessed in the Premier League before", he said.
The LMA League One Manager Of The Year award went to Shrewsbury's Paul Hurst, whose team finished third behind Blackburn and champions Wigan.
Before becoming Manchester City manager in 2008, Mark Hughes was unbeaten against them in the Premier League (W4 D4 L0). "People say you won because you invest a lot, they are right".
City manager Guardiola insists the pursuit of a host of records has enabled his Premier League title winners to "keep focus" over the last weeks.
Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt came closest to opening the scoring before the break when he hit the crossbar in the eighth minute, while Dusan Tadic nearly settled the match in the hosts' favour before Brazil striker Jesus signed off ahead of the World Cup with a thrilling last-gasp salvo.