Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

Pep Guardiola spent the day golfing. It is nearly certainly too little too late for West Brom, who look doomed to relegation.

The Baggies are now nine points from safety with just four games to go, but Moore is refusing to give up hope of a miraculous escape.

Caretaker boss Darren Moore is a popular figure at Albion and has quickly introduced the kind of togetherness and organisation so stark by its absence under Alan Pardew, who was sacked at the beginning of the month.

United was too narrow and predictable, with wide players Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata constantly cutting inside and leaving the midfield congested.

Lukaku cut back for Herrera and Dawson caught the midfielder, yet referee Paul Tierney did not award the spot-kick.

Salomon Rondon saw a close-range header comfortably denied in the Baggies' other noteworthy first-half attempt, although United were taking their time to break down the brittle visitors.

The hosts 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.

"We've won you the league, Manchester City, we've won you the league", sang West Brom's fans near the end of the game. It was a slow game and we didn't play well at all. "One more touch to control the ball, one more flick, one more trick. We were a complicated team and let them feel comfortable".

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"They always had time to organise themselves".

"After last week we wanted to keep going with the same spirit".

Manchester City fans celebrate at Wembley Stadium during their 3-1 victory over Spurs.

As for United, they remain second in the table but now have Liverpool breathing down their necks.

City subsequently join the United team of 2000/01 in becoming the only Premier League club to win the title with five matches remaining.

Guardiola might not have seen Jay Rodriguez's 73rd-minute winning goal at Old Trafford because he was playing golf with his son instead of watching the match.

City captain Vincent Kompany led the celebrations, tweeting: "Champions!"

There are five matchdays left for the 2017-18 Premier League season to be over, and City have dominated the title race, scoring a total of 93 goals and losing only twice so far.

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