Manchester City crowned Premier League champions as West Brom defeat Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is driven in by his chauffeur as per usual

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is driven in by his chauffeur as per usual

The rock-bottom Baggies produced one of the shocks of the season as Jay Rodriguez sealed a 1-0 victory that confirmed Manchester City as Premier League champions. They have lost eight of the last 10 games and drew their previous match against Swansea under caretaker boss Darren Moore.

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

Despite the win for West Brom the layers remain convinced that they will be relegated to the Championship with no one willing to offer the minimum odds of [1.01] in the Relegation market.

In a match that can keep United within a mathematical chance of finishing top of the Premier League - although nearly impossible - a defeat against West Brom would mean City finally clinch the Premier League trophy with five games spare. "Premier League Champions 17/18", City tweeted soon after the final whistle, when the fifth English top-flight title of its history was assured.

"We came up against a very good Manchester United side today, they asked questions all game but my team to a man did their jobs today".

- No side has won more Premier League games that they were losing than Manchester United this season (4, level with Arsenal and Bournemouth), with Jose Mourinho's side winning 33% of the games in which they've been behind (4/12).

"I have won titles".

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Rafa Benitez's team passed the 40-point mark widely viewed as a guarantee against relegation and is 13 points clear of third-to-last Southampton with five games remaining. It will be interesting to see which two players accompany Sanchez in the attacking third.

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".

"Our Time. Our City".

Romelu Lukaku has become a Premier League centurion with Manchester United and claims to have always known that he would hit 100 goals.

Pep Guardiola will be delighted to have won two trophies this season, but will be determined to go one step further and win the Champions League next season - something he has not done since leaving Barcelona in 2012.

"These players deserve all my respect because they have been unbelievable all season".

"I was talking before the game and I was saying the first time you win it you feel you are going to win all of them and the first time you lose it you feel like you are never going to win it again, so you want to hold on to this feeling".

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