Man City Loses To West Brom As Man City Win Premier League

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions without kicking a ball on Sunday as rock bottom West Brom stunned Manchester United with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

But that only delayed the party by one week.

Second-place United dragged the title race out for at least another week by winning 3-2 at City last weekend, only to gift the trophy to City by losing to a team that is destined for relegation and had just one league win since August.

The lose for United means that City team can not be displace from the top of the table, thereby given Pep Guardiola his first Premier League title in his second years as that Manager of Manchester United team. Fascinating interviews with Gary Lineker, Russell Brand, Lily Allen, Eric Cantona, Alastair Campbell, Jon Ronson, Nick Clegg and more. There was an increased confidence in West Brom's play compared to the fare they produced under the latter stages of Alan Pardew's reign, arguably brought about by a return to basics approach which included a 4-4-2 formation. Man City won the title because they won more points than everyone else.

Here's what pundits, managers and players have said after City won the league... The worlds best pulled off another magnificent save to deny Sergio Aguero levelling the derby at 3-3 last weekend.

He also conceded it was sweet to triumph in a country where some critics claimed his purist principles couldn't flourish.

Few - including Guardiola - expected it to happen on Sunday. That's the reason why they were champions.

Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling scored for City either side of an Ilkay Gundogan penalty as they bounced back in style from the disappointment of their Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Liverpool in midweek.

They gave a superb response with a swaggering win at fourth placed Tottenham.

Manchester United have been on top form of late, and West Bromwich have had lots of problems to get positive results.

While it may be premature to place City in that rarified air, they could make a case by breaking the Premier League points record of 95 set by Chelsea in 2004-05. There were a few half chances here and there, but West Brom smiled home as winners on the day, but Manchester City would surely be the biggest beneficiaries.

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