Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Man City Loses To West Brom As Man City Win Premier League

Man City Loses To West Brom As Man City Win Premier League

On Saturday, City had convincingly beaten Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 and manager Pep Guardiola said he was going to play golf with his son rather than watch United play West Brom.

City are 16 points clear of second placed United, who can only take a maximum of 15 points from their remaining five games.

But even they never looked like throwing away the a title that has been deserved ever since they drew with Everton at the end of August when Manchester United were still level with them. But Mourinho's team produced a stunning comeback to win the game 3-2 and put their rival's celebrations on hold.

"Our Time. Our City".

City's other two Premier League triumphs, in 2012 and 2014, were sealed on the final day.

City could yet finish the season with the most points, goals and wins from a single Premier League campaign.

Defences up and down the land have been routinely shredded by supremely gifted attacking talents like the Belgian Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero of Argentina, Spain's David Silva, Leroy Sane of Germany and - glory be - an Englishman, Raheem Sterling. Would they drop points again against an in-form Spurs side who had won their last six Premier League game and unbeaten in the league since City beat them 4-1 in December?

"Champions! What a great feeling!" They can surpass Chelsea's Premier League record of 30 (2016-17) by winning three of their remaining five fixtures. It is hard to speak about Manchester City for me, but what Pep Guardiola has done is fantastic; to win the title with the football he plays is great.

Meanwhile Mourinho was left counting the cost of an insipid display by his team.

Flair, quality, and intelligence might be the most important skills one needs in order to succeed as a football player, but it certainly helps to be well-built because football requires one to be strong. There was no fluidity.

Should United beat West Brom today, Bournemouth will also have the opportunity to give the blues the title when they face United on Wednesday.

The English forward headed home in the 73rd minute to seal a stunning victory at Old Trafford for the Premier League's bottom club.

But a first Premier League title, to go with the three La Liga titles he won as manager of Barcelona and the three Bundesliga titles he delivered for Bayern Munich, will be particularly satisfying. I know what to do, I know where to do it and I don't fear anything.

"I know them, I smell, I have lots of experience and that's not me".

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