EPL: Manchester United loss gifts premiership to crosstown rivals

  • EPL: Manchester United loss gifts premiership to crosstown rivals

EPL: Manchester United loss gifts premiership to crosstown rivals

But, he need not to have anxious as West Brom's lone strike through a Jay Rodriguez's header from a Nemanja Matic's poor clearance in the United's vital area finally handed them their third title in seven years.

A week after City surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to United and squander the chance to wrap up the title in flawless style against their arch-rivals, it was relegation-bound West Brom who served it up on a plate.

And many City fans were ready to settle on winning the league next Sunday when they host Swansea at the Etihad.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba received a yellow card for a Diego Maradona-esque hand ball during the first-half of United's Premier League visit of West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.

Mourinho will be aiming to become the first manager to lead Manchester United to the Premier League title since the Red Devils' final triumph under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.

'Everything was slow. Everyone was one more touch, one more trick, one more flick, one more turn. And Paul's game was complicated like others, always one more touch'.

Manchester City need just 13 points from their last five games to reach the 100-point mark in the Premier League; something that has never been achieved in the English top-flight (based on three points for a win).

"I don't think we deserve to lose, but we gave them the opportunity to win the match", he added.
Last week we were 2-0 down against City and we changed the game to win 3-2. "I knew that sooner or later that would happen".

But Saturday's performance against Spurs is the club City has been for most of the season.

He said: "They won the title because they were the best team, because they won a great amount of points". The Baggies can acquire a maximum of 36 points with four games left in the campaign, but their fixture list is the toughest of the lot with matches against Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United - all of whom are in good vein of form. "And then to get second in the league which is not the ideal position, but it's the position we want to finish now".