Man City crowned Premier League champions after rivals United lose

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Manchester City have won the English Premier League after Manchester United slumped to a 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.

By beating Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday metropolis, who rebounded from also a exit and also your United loss at the hands of Liverpool, have 87 issues together with five games.

It is their first league title since 2014 and their first under former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola.

A two-goal lead was in peril at Wembley against opponents starting to take advantage of the soft centre at the heart of City's defence.

"Manchester City won the title because they have more points than anybody else".

But the Catalan produced the flawless counter by introducing Nicolas Otamendi as a second half substitute to tighten up the City defence.

Guardiola was phlegmatic in defeat: all City had to do, he said, was win two of its remaining six games.

It was a tribute to Ferguson's team-building genius that, just two seasons after the departure of the talismanic Eric Cantona, United were once again at the summit - this time thanks to legendary "Class of '92" graduates Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers. Not to forget the once in a lifetime opportunity to win the league against your local rivals. They were unbeaten in the Premier League until January 14, when Liverpool ended that incredible run at Anfield.

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Manchester City players celebrate a win.

United had just achieved what many deemed impossible, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and European Cup treble.

West Brom were rock bottom of the Premier League, 12 points off safety with five games to go before the match against Manchester United.

"It's incredible. The first time you win it, you think you'll win all of them".

'I NEEDED TO CHANGE THE DYNAMIC'"In the first half, I felt that I had to bring one player with more dynamic and more of a run and more of a player that touched the ball and searched for spaces, so I had to make a decision about one midfield player out to play Jesse Lingard".

Ian Rush and Roger Hunt were the others with Rush's single season record of 47 goals now well within reach for the prolific Egyptian.

United manager Jose Mourinho had long given up hopes of winning the title, instead focusing on finishing second. They have scored 93 goals and lost only twice all season.

"It's been the story of our season, 70 percent possession, 1-0, lots of chances and then you wonder how you lose the game", said manager Arsene Wenger afterwards.

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