10 things you need to know about Manchester City's Premier League triumph

  • 10 things you need to know about Manchester City's Premier League triumph

10 things you need to know about Manchester City's Premier League triumph

The defeat took City to 16 points clear of United.

That delay, however, lasted only one week after Manchester United (22-5-6) were indifferent offensively in a stunning 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford to the Baggies that marked just their second defeat at home to a last-place team in the Premier League era.

Manchester City have won the league convincingly this season and their superiority has only served to highlight United's biggest weakness- their style of football. "You can not say that Manchester City won the title because Manchester United lost a game". It was not done even if we won.

"They won the title because they were the best team". But what can not be argued against are the records that City have smashed on their way to the title this season.

He won three league titles with Barcelona and twice lifted the Champions League trophy during his Camp Nou reign. United achieved their greatest ever season just before the new millennium when winning the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

Wherever you look, City have broken records or stand on the verge of creating another.

Mourinho is quoted as saying by Metro: "I told Paul after the City game I don't expect him to be man of the match every week".

The home defeat against United, which was sandwiched between the back-to-back Champions League quarterfinal losses to Liverpool, will be held up as a reminder that City can be beaten and perhaps even caught next season, while the FA Cup exit against Wigan Athletic may go down as the game that cost Guardiola and his team a domestic treble.

It's been a remarkable season for Manchester City who've gone from strength to strength in the Premier League, affirming their dominance since the opening weekend.

City had moved within touching distance of the title with a 3-1 win at Tottenham on Saturday.

When the pressure was really on, City delivered, but the same could not be said of their rivals.

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku shows his dejection after the final whistle of the English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford, Manchester, Sunday April 15.

Jose Mourinho's side had kept the title race just about alive with a dramatic 3-2 derby win in their previous game, but a dismal performance against the league's bottom club means they can not now finish higher than second place.

"I don't think we deserved to lose but we gave them the opportunity to win the match by being solid in defence and smelling a chance in a set-play which they did".