Manchester City Have Won The Premier League

Manchester City Have Won The Premier League

On the golf course after seeing his side beat Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will no doubt be celebrating when his 18-holes are over as West Brom shocked Manchester United.

It has not turned out that way, and if results elsewhere go against West Brom this weekend a defeat to United could see them go down.

However, watched by Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho's side slipped up against the league's bottom club with a 73rd-minute strike from Jay Rodriguez sealing the title for United's city rivals. Chris Brunt sent in a deep right-hand corner on 73 minutes, and Nemanja Matic, under pressure from Craig Dawson, dealt with it awfully, heading down into his own six-yard box where Rodriguez reacted quickest to head the bouncing ball past David De Gea from a few yards out.

"You win titles with consistency at every level, not just the performance level but the mental level and the day by day".

They have equalled the record for quickest title success held by United's 2000-01 team, winning the league with five games remaining.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Martial has become frustrated at a lack of opportunities and will consider his options at the end of the season, amid firm interest from Juventus and Atletico Madrid.

Rodriguez was accused of using "abusive and/or insulting words which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race" towards Brighton and Hove Albion defender Gaëtan Bong during a Premier League clash in January.

Jesse Lingard netted the winner as Manchester United won 2-1 in the reverse fixture
Jesse Lingard netted the winner as Manchester United won 2-1 in the reverse fixture

Guardiola is always heaping praise on his players, always, but after a tough few days where his methods and his players have been questioned following their UCL exit to Liverpool and the crushing loss against United, Guardiola had an answer similar to KDB's when asked about European disappointment: "Champions League is seven games".

Fortunately, Lukaku has now recovered in time to be ready for the West Brom game on Sunday. Both full-backs will need to be more proactive in their attacking play down the wings.

But Sturridge could be involved against United, while midfielders Nacer Chadli and Sam Field might also return to the squad.

"We are committed to playing attractive football and we are proud to have done it so brilliantly this season".

West Brom have scored just 26 Premier League goals this season, the same total Man Utd have registered in the first half alone.

Moore has led Albion to four points in his two games as caretaker boss - the same tally of points Alan Pardew secured in his final 11 league games in charge.

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