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Manchester United v West Brom - story of the match

16 Abril 2018

But a first Premier League title, to go with the three La Liga titles he won as manager of Barcelona and the three Bundesliga titles he delivered for Bayern Munich, will be particularly satisfying.

Manchester United suffered a humiliating 1-0 defeat to rock-bottom West Brom at Old Trafford to confirm Manchester City's coronation as Premier League champions.

City must have been quite disappointed to watch Chelsea and Leicester City win the last three Premier League titles, but they are finally back at the summit, drowning out painful memories of their midweek Champions League exit at the hands of Liverpool.

Juergen Klopp's side were the first to beat City in the league, blitzing them at Anfield with the help of Mohamed Salah, and then embarrassed them in the Champions League. If not for wasting opportunities, six or seven goals wasn't out of the question. After that, I wanted to get more width and Paul [Pogba] had a yellow card and before the substitution he had a situation, not for a second yellow card but you never know in football the way the referees react to that.

Guardiola, who failed to land a new prize in his very first season in charge in The Etihad, started his own account by winning the League Cup in February towards Arsenal.

Salomon Randon went close for West Brom in the 25th minute, meeting James McClean's cross which went straight to De Gea.

Former England international Gary Lineker, who now work as a television presenter, tweeted: "Congratulations to @ManCity on winning the Premier League title". Truly lived up to the status of being a derby game. City defender Nicolas Otamendi was the unlikely match-winner early in the second half.

Regardless of the score, nobody was really worried about Manchester City losing the title at this point.

Victory against Spurs at Wembley had given City an unassailable position to clinch the title.

United lack any real attacking cohesion and it could be said it has been that way since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez disrupted the potentially most attractive and effective combination Mourinho had put together in his time at the club.

"He can do everything on the pitch. I am pleased we managed to show everyone that".

Lingard replaced Herrera at the interval and the new man almost made an immediate impact with a fierce goal-bound drive that was bravely blocked by Dawson.

Caretaker boss Darren Moore is a popular figure at Albion and has quickly introduced the kind of togetherness and organisation so stark by its absence under Alan Pardew, who was sacked at the beginning of the month.