Manchester City Crowned Premier League Champions

  • Manchester City Crowned Premier League Champions

Manchester City Crowned Premier League Champions

"Premier League Champions 17/18", City tweeted soon after the final whistle, when the fifth English top-flight title of its history was assured.

The English goalkeeper, who recently turned 35, averaged 2.19 saves per game before the match against his former club and pulled off another hat-trick of saves to deny United on Sunday.

United, fresh off a win in the Manchester derby, will be looking to keep the momentum going despite the fact they have little to play for at this stage of the season.

Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers José Mourinho or Darren Moore?

Attack: Alexis Sanchez produced an encouraging performance in the second half at the Etihad so the Chilean global should keep his place in the attack against West Brom.

Just days after the Football Association announced a charge of racially abusing Brighton's Gaetan Bong had been found "not proven", the forward netted to secure a victory which sends shockwaves around the league. Head-to-head West Brom have won three of the nine Premier League matches against Manchester United since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as United manager (D2, L4).

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.

United beat West Brom 2-1 in the reverse fixture earlier this season with goals from forwards Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard and Foster said the league's basement club had to be wary of the threat posed by Jose Mourinho's side.

The official was on hand 10 minutes later to book Pogba after attempting to throw the ball in, only exacerbating the testimonial feel at Old Trafford.

If it weren't for Ben Foster in goal, West Brom would have gone into the game at Old Trafford already relegated.

The result puts Man City three points away from winning the title and they may well be champions before playing again next weekend if West Brom defeat United.

That could see Juan Mata recalled while Marcus Rashford may get the nod ahead of Anthony Martial amid rumours both players are becoming unsettled due to a lack of regular starts.

James McLean fired across face of goal and United failed to muster a leveller. Match Facts Manchester United Manchester United have 71 points, which is already the most the Red Devils have managed across a single season since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.