Man City confirmed as Premier League champions as rivals Man United lose

Soccer: United suffer shock loss to West Brom, hand title to City

Soccer: United suffer shock loss to West Brom, hand title to City

But, he need not to have anxious as West Brom's lone strike through a Jay Rodriguez's header from a Nemanja Matic's poor clearance in the United's vital area finally handed them their third title in seven years.

But, just a week after spoiling City's title party by beating their local rivals 3-2 at the Etihad, the way United abjectly gifted the title to their neighbours will sting.

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"Manchester City, we won it for you", chanted the West Brom fans at the end of a match greeted by jeers by United supporters.

The defeat took City to 16 points clear of United.

"We played against a really formidable team today", Moore told the BBC.

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.

The win also made West Brom just the second side to start the day bottom of the table to win a Premier League game at Old Trafford - Blackburn Rovers won 3-2 in December 2011. They lost only two matches because they were the best team. "Everything was slow or one more touch, one more flick, one more turn, and ball lost".


It is hard to imagine United would have approached a home game against the bottom club, particularly in the first half, in such a way under Sir Alex Ferguson's management.

"You can not imagine", Guardiola said on Saturday.

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"I saw lots of people in the moon because we won against City".

Thierry Henry: "I am not surprised with what Pep has done in this league and a year ago, I was one of the people saying stop having a go at the man because that's how he plays". It's a penalty and nothing else but I think we deserved to be punished. Mourinho claimed afterwards that he had not been happy after the City result because he knew they would win the league regardless and he accused some of his players of getting carried away.

But Jay Rodriguez's goal at Old Trafford sent the EPL trophy to the other side of Manchester for the third time in seven seasons.

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. He name-checked eight games - Milan against Napoli, Schalke against Borussia Dortmund, Celtic against Rangers, P.S.V. Eindhoven against Ajax - but not the one that could decide the title.

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