Manchester City win Premier League title as rivals United lose

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"Some players think it is stylish football". They've been by far the best team in the league.

But thanks to Rodriguez and an incredible Ben Foster save from a Romelu Lukaku header, City finish the day 16 points clear of their local rivals with only 15 points left to play for.

It is the second earliest date that the Premier League title has been sealed and City could still set several records before the end of an impressive campaign.

The win also made West Brom just the second side to start the day bottom of the table to win a Premier League game at Old Trafford - Blackburn Rovers won 3-2 in December 2011. "The amount of goals, chances and points, to do that in the Premier League, with the contenders we have, is because the players are so good".

United prevented the Citizens from sealing the title at the Etihad Stadium last weekend after they fought back from two goals down to claim a shock 3-2 win in the 176th Manchester derby.

But his best moment of the match came to stop Lukaku from opening the scoring after an hour, getting down low to push Lukaku's header wide of the goal and keep his side in the match.

West Brom, however, angered United fans with the eyebrow-raising tweet they posted at the full-time whistle.

When asked about the possibility of becoming the next Baggies boss, Moore remained coy.

"Attack, attack, attack" was the call from the Stretford End after the break and while United were more purposeful with the directness of Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial, they could not find an equaliser.

United, its nearest contender, had been expected to cut that back to 13 - with five games to play - on Sunday.

Afterwards, Mourinho indicated that his players did not execute the game plan as he had hoped. "Everything was slow or one more touch, one more flick, one more turn, and ball lost".

Instead, the title was decided on a wet Sunday afternoon when the new champions were not playing.

"It's been the story of our season, 70 percent possession, 1-0, lots of chances and then you wonder how you lose the game", said manager Arsene Wenger afterwards.

There was enough in Sunday's performance to suggest caretaker manager Darren Moore should stay in charge.

The Albion board may want a more experienced hand at the tiller next season, while the fans will probably crave a bigger name in management terms.

Since Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan took ownership of the club in 2008, City has won seven trophies, adding an FA Cup, two League Cups and an FA Community Shield to their league titles.

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