Manchester City clinches 2017-18 Premier League title

Darren Moore

Mourinho said: "I believe, like last week, they (West Brom) will be very compact with two lines of four and no space to play so Mata is one of the players who thinks fastest in my team".

But the Baggies had other ideas as they frustrated the Red Devils and snatched the victor through Jay Rodriguez with just over 15 minutes to go.

As City wrapped up the Premier League without having to kick a ball, here are five things we learned. Manchester City ended their three-match losing run with a convincing win over Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.

United pushed numbers forward in the closing stages, but Foster never really looked in danger of being tested again as United succumbed to a defeat that was celebrated by the blue half of Manchester with even more vigour than usual.

This latest triumph represents City's third title in seven seasons and Pep Guardiola's seventh league title as a manager.

The FA has found that West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez was not proven to have used discriminatory language against Brighton defender Gaetan Bong.

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Yet they still clinch the trophy with five games to spare - a joint-Premier League record - after dominating the division for most of the campaign.

But you wouldn't have guessed it with the way Mourinho set his side out on Sunday afternoon, at Old Trafford no less. It is also City's fourth top-flight title in their history.

Romelu Lukaku insists that West Bromwich Albion's current plight is "painful" for him but the Manchester United man hopes that his former club can bounce back.

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.

There were a few United half-chances before half-time, while a Dawson header back across goal from a corner was begging to be turned in by West Brom.

The City manager's decision to forego the match looked justified considering West Brom's terrible form, although Jake Livermore's early attempt was a warning shot that undercooked United failed to heed.

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