Man United gift City title with shock loss to West Brom

Posted April 16, 2018

"Manchester City, we've won them the league", the Baggies fans sung from the away end as their team closed in on victory. It is hard to speak about Manchester City for me, but what Pep Guardiola has done is unbelievable; to win the title with the football he plays is great.

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated", said Mourinho. "The amount of goals, chances and points, to do that in the Premier League, with the contenders we have, is because the players are so good".

Manchester City's swaggering march to the title has seen Pep Guardiola's side hailed as one of the finest teams in the Premier League era.

José Mourinho's United was at home to West Bromwich Albion, rooted to the foot of the table, all but assured of relegation, and coming to the end of a season in which it has fired two managers, a chairman, a chief executive and a director of football.

West Brom had lost eight of their previous nine games and last won on 13 January.

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In that match, Mourinho's side produced a poor first-half display before they rallied to deny City what would have been the sweetest of coronations as champions. Jay Rodriguez's goal after 72 minutes was enough to give the travelling supporters something to shout about after a dire campaign. "Everything was slow or one more touch, one more flick, one more turn, and ball lost".

"It's been the story of our season, 70 percent possession, 1-0, lots of chances and then you wonder how you lose the game", said manager Arsene Wenger afterwards.

David De Gea - 4/10, 10/10 He was at fault for the second City goal to begin with.

"You win titles with consistency at every level, not just the performance level but the mental level and the day by day".

Paul Pogba, the two goal hero last week, was substituted in the 58th minute after a poor display in which he also picked up a yellow card. It's a penalty and nothing else but I think we deserved to be punished.

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In the past five seasons no side has picked up more points at Old Trafford than West Brom, who have taken 10 over that period.

Former Manchester City defender Andy Hinchcliffe on Sky Sports: "They have been the dominant force this season and, with the style in which they play, they are the best side the Premier League I have seen".

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.

Sunderland, who finished bottom of the Premier League last season, are now bottom of the Championship and staring at a future in League One alongside the likes of Fleetwood and Gillingham.

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