As rivals United Shed, Manchester Metropolis confirmed as champions

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With Kompany watching on at his wife's family home after City's 3-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday evening meant United had to avoid defeat against Albion to keep the title race alive, Jay Rodriguez's goal at Old Trafford ensured the trophy will head to the other side of Manchester for the third time in seven seasons.

City had won convincingly against Tottenham Hotspurs on Saturday, leaving their fate in the hands of United team waiting to engage the Baggies the next day. "It's good for the Premier League as well".

Darren Moore has taken two matches to equal Alan Pardew's total number of Premier League wins (one in 18 games) as West Brom manager.

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated", said Mourinho.

The win confirmed City's place as champions of the Premier League for the 2017/18 season with five games to spare - the joint-quickest any side has won the title.

The win was West Brom's first since a 2-0 success over Brighton on 12 January and only their fourth all season. They lost only two matches because they were the best team.

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.

"We didn't want or played simple, everything was slow, one more flick, trick, turn".




Chris Brunt's corner to the far post was headed back towards his own goal by Nemanja Matic under pressure from Dawson, with Rodriguez stealing in to head in from close range in the 73rd minute.

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While still nine points from safety, it was an awesome end to a match that had started with Livermore showing composure that belied his role as a midfield enforcer as he cut away from Victor Lindelof to be denied by David De Gea.

"This one differs in that we were consistent the whole season and we were able to play at the level we're expected to perform at".

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

Former Manchester City defender Andy Hinchcliffe on Sky Sports: "They have been the dominant force this season and, with the style in which they play, they are the best side the Premier League I have seen".

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. 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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