Manchester City win Premier League title as rivals United lose

  • Manchester City win Premier League title as rivals United lose

Manchester City win Premier League title as rivals United lose

Jay Rodriguez played the hero for Manchester City as his goal handed bottom side West Brom a shock victory at Old Trafford and Pep Guardiola's men the title. Six years later, the finale was much more underwhelming, with Rodriguez nodding in from a corner to silence the majority of Old Trafford and set up one of the most surprising wins of the season.

Mourinho said his players were "masters in complicated football". They've been by far the best team in the league.

As for City, it has a month to finish a season with the most points, goals and wins in a single Premier League campaign.

The Portuguese manager believes his side became complacent after their superb comeback win against Man City last weekend.

But his best moment of the match came to stop Lukaku from opening the scoring after an hour, getting down low to push Lukaku's header wide of the goal and keep his side in the match.

United should have been surfing the crest of the wave following that victory, but instead they fell flat against West Brom.

United, its nearest contender, had been expected to cut that back to 13 - with five games to play - on Sunday. "Everything was slow or one more touch, one more flick, one more turn, and ball lost".

"You can not imagine", Guardiola said on Saturday.

While still nine points from safety, it was an awesome end to a match that had started with Livermore showing composure that belied his role as a midfield enforcer as he cut away from Victor Lindelof to be denied by David De Gea.

"City won the title because they won more points than everyone else, not tell City they won title because United did not win, it is not fair on them". "You have to be consistent, not just one wonder season", Giggs said.

It was a tribute to Ferguson's team-building genius that, just two seasons after the departure of the talismanic Eric Cantona, United were once again at the summit - this time thanks to legendary "Class of '92" graduates Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers.

Pogba was substituted by Mourinho in the 58th minute and the player departed proceedings with an air of resignation rather than annoyance at the decision. The referee, however, responded with a yellow card.

The Portuguese gave a cryptic one-word response: "Also".

"We asked a lot of questions, but everyone worked hard and did their jobs". I was unfortunate enough to play against that quality United side that dominated in the '90s, but this side would have beaten them - that's how good they are.

Both are fine players but both want to drift inside, leaving United congested whenever they go forward.

"We deserve to be punished, but the defeat was too heavy".

"Manchester City, we won it for you" chanted the West Brom fans at the end of a match greeted by jeers by the home faithful.

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.