Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Manchester City Clinches Premier League Title, With an Assist From United

Manchester City Clinches Premier League Title, With an Assist From United

"I know that sooner or later that would be and if I was in that position I would be very upset if somebody say they won the title because Manchester United lost to West Brom".

United had to at least draw to keep the title race mathematically alive but were stunned at Old Trafford when Jay Rodriguez headed home after the break.

City's form away from home has been remarkable this season, but in what would surely be one of the best games the Premier League has ever seen, 1998/99 United's irresistible knack for an injury-time victor proves too strong for their rivals.

Mourinho added: "We have a big game next weekend in the FA Cup against Spurs, but our focus has to be on three points in a hard game against a team fighting for Premier League survival".

City could yet finish the season with the most points, goals and wins from a single Premier League campaign.

Guardiola was phlegmatic in defeat: all City had to do, he said, was win two of its remaining six games. This league title is for you too!

"They won because they were the best team, they lost only a few points".

"I won eight titles and I am not on the moon because I won against Manchester City".

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The setup provided Pogba more creative freedom and showed the damage he could do with such license in the derby win. The Premier League title is the 24th trophy of the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss' managerial career.

Mourinho, though, was quick to dampen talk that United had handed the title to City, insisting it is their dominance over the season that secured their coronation.

"I had a feeling when I woke up this morning", Kompany said. "It would be one of the best three seasons I have ever had as a player and as a manager".

"Everything must be consistent until the last day".

Jake Livermore had one decent effort saved by David De Gea and Lukaku smashed an effort right into Ben Foster's face but that was about it. Chris Brunt hit a corner kick in the 73rd minute against the Red Devils to set up the play.

United's strong recent form sees them take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday looking for an eighth consecutive domestic victory and has raised optimism among supporters over their prospects for next season.

FT: #MUFC 0 West Brom 1.

The left-back has been with Celtic his entire career having joined the clubs youth system as a child and he's been hugely impressive since breaking in to the first team set-up in 2015.

"I am so glad to be here and be part of this club".

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