Manchester City wins Premier League 2017-18 with flying colours

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

Avoiding defeat would have prolonged the inevitable but a second-half header from striker Jay Rodriguez ensured City sealed their fifth top-flight title and first since 2014 with five games remaining - a joint Premier League record.

In his post-match press conference, Mourinho made reference to the eight titles he has won in his managerial career and why this was a reason behind why he did not "feel super happy" when his side defeated City last weekend.

Jose Mourinho has singled out Paul Pogba after Manchester United's 0-1 defeat at the hands of bottom-club West Brom at Old Trafford yesterday.

United had beaten City in a stunning comeback during the derby, denying them the title, but denied that win was the most important win of the season.

Only time will tell how good this City team is, and whether they are the best we have ever seen in the Premier League, but one thing that can not be denied is that they are the best we have right now - and by some distance.

Paul Pogba, the two goal hero last week, was substituted in the 58th minute after a poor display in which he also picked up a yellow card.

Mourinho himself noted his team tried to be too fancy, telling Sky Sports, "I think we were deservedly punished because we were masters in complication".

This frank assessment from the Portuguese manager tells you everything you need to know about United's performance - a laboured, lacklustre loss of both the match and the title.


The defeat at Old Trafford helped the Etihad outfit mathematically win the Premier League. "I've been lucky to win three titles but so many I've missed as well.

They beat us over the two games and that's all you can say".

"Football, bloody hell!" Alex Ferguson said with a bemused smile after United capped the most successful season in the club's illustrious history. I know how to win.

A week after spoiling City's title party, United duly handed the league to their local rivals.

Mourinho was hardly effusive in his praise when asked about City's success, but did concede they deserved to be champions.

Under the tutelage of Guardiola, Manchester City has been absolutely phenomenal in the current season.

An 18-match winning run from late August to late December laid City's platform for the runaway title victory, and it was only a matter of when it would be clinched. Although Nicolas Otamendi has been an ever-present figure in the City backline this season, the arrival of a new centre-back is imperative for the runaway champions of the Premier League.

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