Manchester City crowned Premier League champions as Manchester United drop points

Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday after neighbours Manchester United lost 1-0 to West Brom at Old Trafford.

Manchester United went into the game on the back of an impressive 3-2 victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last time out.

West Brom held on for a shock win that keeps their slim hopes of avoiding relegation alive while City were able to celebrate the first Premier League title of Pep Guardiola's reign.

The title was finally City's after West Brom beat United at Old Trafford, meaning that Jose Mourinho's side can no longer catch City.

Manchester City need just 13 points from their last five games to reach the 100-point mark in the Premier League; something that has never been achieved in the English top-flight (based on three points for a win).

"I saw lots of people [over] the moon because we won against City".

And that decision backfired as United players supposedly said: "Booked tables have you?"

"I have won titles, I would not be happy if someone say won title if someone lose a match".

He had gone 21 club games without a goal before his two against Manchester City; had he been a little more prolific, then perhaps the Premier League title race would have been significantly closer. "I have no reason not to - eight titles and three Premier Leagues and the last Premier League was not 20 years ago".

Now on 87, they need just nine more points to break Chelsea's Premier League record set during the 2004-05 campaign. This result left his team one point clear of third-place Liverpool, with a game in hand.

This helped them extend the lead at the top by 16 points. They won because they were the best team.

Yet all that brilliance came after an opening 45 minutes that had been more typical of his club form this season; out of sorts, misplacing passes and lacking in verve. We could not play fast, we could not think fast, everything was complicated.

18 - Their run of 18 consecutive wins - from beating Bournemouth 2-1 on August 26 to a 1-0 victory at Newcastle United on December 27 - set a new Premier League record.

"We didn't want or played simple, everything was slow, one more flick, trick, turn". They gave a superb response with a swaggering win at fourth placed Tottenham.

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