Manchester City Seal Premier League Title After Manchester United Suffer Shock Defeat

Carrie Guzman
April 16, 2018

The Red Devils delayed City from becoming champions last weekend when they came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium.

He is the first Spanish manager to win the Premier League title - a prize he says is the hardest to claim in Europe.

"We've won you the league, Manchester City, we've won you the league", sang West Brom's jubilant fans near the end of the game.

City have won the league twice before in the Premier League era but failed on each occasion to retain the trophy, something captain Kompany hopes this squad can put right next year. I know how to win and I believe in myself. They lost only two matches, that is why they were champions.

The host threw everything at West Brom in the closing stages, but were unable to find a breakthrough that would have delayed City's title confirmation until at least Wednesday when United take on Bournemouth.

But sealing the silverware thanks to a slip from old enemies United and their boss Jose Mourinho - a long-time rival of Guardiola - was a sweet moment, especially after they lost to their neighbours in the Manchester derby last weekend.

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"In my experience you don't win titles with inconsistency, you win titles with quality but you win titles with consistency at every level". City's noisy celebrations in the dressing room after the game irked Mourinho and his side, prompting an altercation between a small number of players and staff.

Mourinho told reporters, "I won eight titles and I am not on the moon because I won against Manchester City. In my opinion it affected for sure some of the people that were too happy just with that", he said. "One of the things we have to improve is consistency".

"We didn't want [to play] or couldn't play simple, everything was slow, one more flick, trick, turn".

Mata added, with a Wembley showdown against Tottenham fast approaching: "It's the FA Cup, we all know how important it is".

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 agonizingly close. "It's one of those days that we didn't play good enough and we tried to create some chances in the first half and in the beginning of the second, but we didn't play quickly enough".

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