Man City crowned champions after United defeat

Jose Verdugo
Abril 17, 2018

Jose Mourinho's men should have had a first-half penalty after Craig Dawson caught Ander Herrera, but complacency seeped in and the Baggies showed fight under caretaker boss Darren Moore that has been sorely lacking this season.

Jonny Evans, the current captain of relegation-threatened West Brom, is waiting for Manchester City to come knocking, the Daily Mirror reports.

City, who rebounded from the United loss and a European exit at the hands of Liverpool by beating Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, have 87 points with five games left.

Midfielders Nacer Chadli and Sam Field as well as striker Daniel Sturridge face a late fitness test to be ready for the match at Old Trafford. England worldwide Jake Livermore will likely partner up with Chris Brunt in the middle of the park to keep United from getting into any sort of rhythm.

71 minutes into the game, Jay Rodriguez managed to break the deadlock for the away side as he calmly headed a loose ball from a corner kick into the back of net, taking the lead for the Baggies.

"We've won you the league, Manchester City, we've won you the league", sang West Brom's fans near the end of the game.

City need just nine points from their final games to set a new record for most Premier League points, while another 11 goals would see them set a new goal-scoring record.

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Guardiola, who failed to land a trophy in his first season in charge at The Etihad, opened his account by winning the League Cup in February against Arsenal.

"In the Premier League, I started at 19 [years old], so I knew that I will be one of those guys that's going to reach 100", Romelu said.

City skipper Vincent Kompany has now won three Premier League titles since joining 10 years ago.

The 2012 title win had the infamous last-gasp goal by Sergio Aguero.

The Belgian was on target for the Red Devils when they beat West Brom 2-1 at the Hawthorns earlier in the ongoing campaign and will once again be hoping to make an impact and add more goals to his tally of 26 for the season. I wouldn't be happy if I was tells (sic) I won the title because someone else lost the match.

"I think United will win".

"That's why winning next week, hopefully we will, it will remain in our hearts forever".

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