Manchester City Are Premier League Champions!

Carrie Guzman
April 16, 2018

West Brom are 12 points adrift of safety and winless in the league since January but could have taken a shock lead had they made the most of two early chances. He has been pivotal to whatever little success Manchester United have found this season, and their style of play is reliant on Lukaku's ability to hold the ball.

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West Brom are bottom of the standings with 21 points and in danger of dropping to the Championship.

United should have had a first-half penalty after Craig Dawson caught Ander Herrera, but complacency seeped in and West Brom showed fight under caretaker boss Darren Moore that has been sorely lacking this season.

United have scored a full 30 goals fewer than City this season and Mourinho has not managed to get his side to click, despite being able to bring on further talent such as Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial. Mourinho's side would have been expected to win but they were poor and barely forced Ben Foster into action, other than to save a Romelu Lukaku header in the second half.

Guardiola's men have sealed the title with five games remaining, equalling the record set by United in 1908 and 2001 - as well as Everton in 1985.

Relegation-bound West Brom are unchanged following the 1-1 draw with Swansea City.

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated", said Mourinho.

Alan Pardew
GETTYAlan Pardew left West Brom rock bottom of the Premier League table

They gave a superb response with a swaggering win at fourth placed Tottenham. "We wanted to dribble and dribble, and everything was complicated".

Last week City exited the Champions League after losing their first and second leg quarterfinal ties to Liverpool, but in the Premier League, Guardiola's team has looked a class apart, scoring 93 goals in 33 games. At last, Manchester City's players can enjoy a serene Premier League title triumph, winning the title without even playing.

City captain Vincent Kompany said: "It's the same feeling as the first time and you can't describe it".

City players celebrate against Spurs.

"It's one game at a time, I'm just looking at the next game", he added.

Goalkeeper Ederson Moraes was watching former club Benfica play Porto in the Portuguese league.

- After winning 85% of their opening 13 Premier League games against West Brom (W11 D2 L0), Man Utd have won just 40% of their last 10 against them (W4 D3 L3).

- Manchester United have kept a league-high 16 clean sheets this season, with 11 of those coming at Old Trafford - also the most in the league.

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