Manchester City clinches 2017-18 Premier League title

  • Manchester City clinches 2017-18 Premier League title

Manchester City clinches 2017-18 Premier League title

Manchester United have now won five Premier League games in a row. It seemed as though the Red Devils were still hibernating after coming from behind to beat Manchester City 3-2 as they started this game very slowly, you would wonder if there was anything at stake.

Despite dominating possession at Old Trafford, Mourinho's side fell to a 1-0 loss thanks to Jay Rodriguez's goal - meaning the title celebrations could begin for United's neighbours.

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. City's other two Premier League triumphs, in 2012 and '14, were sealed on the final day.

Only Manchester United (1907-08 and 2000-01) and Everton (1984-85) have ever wrapped up the title with as many games remaining, while Guardiola has also become the first Spanish coach to win the English top-flight title.

Given that most judges rate City the best team the Premier League has ever seen, logic suggests the bookies are right. I wouldn't be happy if I was tells (sic) I won the title because someone else lost the match.

Lukaku's fine display for the Toffees saw his former club Chelsea and United come calling last summer.

Sergio Aguero, who became City's record goalscorer this season, added: "Ecstatic about clinching another title with this great team, and with all the support of our fans".

It is the fifth time City have been English champions and the third time in the last seven seasons.

Few - including Guardiola - expected it to happen on Sunday.

And then West Brom, the worst team in the league, went and scored.

City defender Benjamin Mendy, who missed most of the season due to injury, turned social media blue as he tweeted: "We are f*****g champions congratulations boys!"

David Silva hooked home in the 42nd minute, only for United to level in first-half stoppage time through Marcus Rashford.

With a nod perhaps to next season, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger paired Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front and they combined for the goal, with Aubameyang clipping over a cross that Lacazette finished on the slide. Eight titles. Three Premier League.

City can win the title on Sunday if Jose Mourinho's men lose to West Brom or on Wednesday if they are beaten by Bournemouth.

That means that Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Marouane Fellaini are fit for the game but Mourinho is likely to not change to much to his starting lineup after his side's win in the Manchester derby last weekend.