Man City are Premier League Champions after Man Utd’s shock defeat
Manchester United’s shock 1-0 home defeat against West Brom saw Manchester City crowned Premier League champions on Sunday.
City could have secured the title last week but blew a two-goal lead in a shock 3-2 defeat to United, but that only served to delay their celebrations by eight days.
Their derby defeat meant Pep Guardiola’s side could not win the title this week without some help from West Brom, but they kept up their end of the bargain with a stylish 3-1 dismantling of Tottenham on Saturday.
It would ultimately be Jay Rodriguez who scored the goal that won City the title, the Albion striker flicking home a 72nd minute header to win a match in which goalkeepers Ben Foster and David De Gea had made a string of crucial saves
United pushed numbers forward in the closing stages, but Foster never really looked in danger of being tested again as United succumbed to a defeat that was celebrated by the blue half of Manchester with even more vigour than usual.
Guardiola’s side fell just a day short of the record for the swiftest title win in history, achieved by Manchester United on April 14, 2001.
However there are several more opportunities for City to carve out a spot in the Premier League record books, starting by beating Chelsea’s best-ever tally of 30 wins in a season. They currently have 28 to their name with five games left to play.
City are also in pursuit of the record number of goals scored – 103 – set by Chelsea in 2010, as well as Chelsea’s record goal difference of +71 set in the same campaign.
FT: Manchester 0-1 West Brom
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