Manchester City win the title: How pundits, managers, players reacted

Premier League on Betfair: Man City confirmed as champions after Baggies shock United

The rest of the squad was spread out across Europe, and even beyond, on their day off after City's 3-1 win at Tottenham on Saturday night had left the league title agonisingly close.

United produced a stirring comeback against Pep Guardiola's side last weekend to delay the celebrations, but a limp 1-0 surrender to the rock-bottom Baggies sealed a third Premier League title for their neighbours.

Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era - matching the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team.

City will now celebrate their Premier League success at home to Swansea next Sunday.

Guardiola failed to win a trophy during his first season in English football but has now added the Premier League to the EFL Cup crown collected against Arsenal in February.

This result will not have any significant effect on the league table beyond placing the title in City's hands.

Guardiola's team has lost only two league games this season and if they win their remaining five games would end the campaign with 102 points.

Soon after United " s defeat on Sunday, the City website tweeted: "Our Time. "So happy to be able to share another trophy with our fantastic fans!" tweeted City's captain Vincent Kompany.

This was West Brom's first league away win in 16 attempts and ended a 12-match streak without a victory - a run which included 11 straight defeats.

"Champions! What a great feeling!"

City boss, Pep Guardiola had doused high expectations over the fixture's outcome when he said he would rather be playing golf than bother about the game.

This is Mourinho's second season at Old Trafford and he insisted that his impressive managerial record - at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid - shouldn't be forgotten. The best team by a street, they entered 2018 14 points clear and never remotely looked like being caught.

The 47-year-old has previously won league titles in Spain and Germany, as well as two Champions Leagues with Barca.

If Moore was able to coax such a performance out of these players, then what could he, or an alternative choice, have done with more time?



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