Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne found it all very amusing, presumably because the incident reminded them of Claudio Bravo's dropping exploits in the City goal the previous season.
Amid jubilant scenes at the Etihad, the champions lifted their trophy having walked out to a guard of honour as thousands of blue and white flags fluttered in the stands.
His eight seasons saw 229 appearances being made.
While the remainder of City's season is merely about adding gloss to an already outstanding campaign - and victories in their final two games would take them to 100 points - for Huddersfield the result was of potentially huge significance.
The crowning moment on a lovely, sunny day in east Manchester came when Vincent Kompany raised aloft the biggest prize in English football, the third time the long-serving City captain has done so in seven seasons.
"Here, it is more hard", said the Spaniard. Someone said today I give more credit they win the Premier League for example after the West Ham game in terms it looks easy no when you win a lot of games.
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This has been a very good season overall and may still have a glorious end, although Real Madrid must be favourites for the final. No chance to think about anything else. "It's all about the players and what they did so far is absolutely exceptional".
A City side who had been held goalless in just one previous league game - a draw at Crystal Palace on New Year's Eve - created chances, but Huddersfield otherwise defended manfully.
It was the first time this season City had been kept scoreless at home in the league, the last occasion being in April previous year in a 0-0 draw against Manchester United.
This was the first of a final three-game stretch that had many fearing for Huddersfield's top-flight status, with a trip to Chelsea and a home fixture with Arsenal to follow.
John Stones said: "This is a dream come true; me and Kyle [Walker] were saying that's why we've come here".
"Over the course of the season there have been testing moments for us".
"But with these celebrations, this team deserves it more than ever".
Scott Malone's 91st-minute strike was Huddersfield's first shot since the 30th minute and the first shot on target in the game since the 35th minute.