Man City take title as United crash to West Brom

Man City take title as United crash to West Brom

Man City take title as United crash to West Brom

JOSE MOURINHO PLAYED down the significance of Manchester United's home surrender to West Brom on Sunday, signalling that Man City deserved to win the Premier League on their own merits.

After 33 rounds of matches, Pep Guardiola-coached Man City have 87 points, while Man United have 71 points.

Manchester City finally wrapped up the Premier League title today, after missing out on the opportunity to do so against Manchester United.

Guardiola, who becomes the first Spanish manager to win the Premier League, has now won a remarkable 24 trophies in his nine-year management career.

For the third time in seven years, Manchester City are Premier League champions.

And Mourinho accused his players of taking their eye off the ball after the City game.

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"We didn't want [to play] or couldn't play simple, everything was slow, one more flick, trick, turn".

United's performance was in stark contrast to their display against City last time out, and Mourinho's team selection is also likely to come under scrutiny.

United had beaten City in a stunning comeback during the derby, denying them the title, but denied that win was the most important win of the season.

"I trust in my work, that is for sure, I have no reason not to trust".

"With my experience you don't titles with inconsistency".

16 - With their victory at Wembley - and United's loss to West Brom - City are 16 points clear at the top and chasing down the Premier League's largest title-winning margin of 18, which was set by the Red Devils in 1999-00. "I saw lots of people in the moon because we won against City".

Spurs showed flashes, and they might be the closest challengers next season, but they could not sustain it, while United's Jekyll-and-Hyde season was summed up by their defeat against West Brom.

Their dominance of the league, with 28 wins and just two defeats bear that out, but the circumstances in which they have been handed the title were surprising. You need consistency at every level.

"The mental level, the day by day, everything must be consistent until the last day so one of the things we have to improve is consistency", he said. "The amount of goals, chances and points, to do that in the Premier League, with the contenders we have, is because the players are so good".

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