Breaking: Man City crowned Premier League champions as Man U go down at home

The Citizens’ 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening meant that the Red Devils had to avoid defeat against the league’s basement side to keep the title race alive

Manchester City have won the 2017-18 Premier League title, thanks to Manchester United’s 1-0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
The Citizens’ 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening meant that the Red Devils had to avoid defeat against the league’s basement side to keep the title race alive.
However, Jay Rodriguez’s goal at Old Trafford means that United remain 16 points behind Man City with just five games left to play.
As a result, the Premier League title will be in the hands of the blue side of Manchester for the third time in seven seasons.
West Brom were 12 points adrift of safety, winless in the league since January prior to kickoff and under the watch of caretaker boss Darren Moore, but offered the hosts an early warning shot with a couple of chances.
Manchester United struggled to cut through Albion’s compact defence and when they did found an equal in former goalkeeper Ben Foster, who blocked from Romelu Lukaku at point-blank range and kept out Alexis Sanchez’s follow-up with his legs.
Lukaku would have had another opportunity at a one-on-one with Foster on 36 minutes had his heavy first touch not allowed the Albion stopper to race off his line before the Belgian could get a shot away.
Just as the Red Devils were beginning to knock on the door, West Brom took a shock lead when Rodriguez converted a simple close-range header from a corner, having been inadvertently teed up by Nemanja Matic.
Fearing an embarrassing slip up that would crown their rivals champions, the hosts threw everything at Albion in the final 15 minutes but could not create a clear-cut chance to delay City’s coronation as they did last week.