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Manchester City Crowned Premier League Champions After United Falter

16 April, 2018, 09:27 | Author: Heidi Alvarez

After Man City defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on Saturday, Man United needed a win over West Brom to keep the slim title hopes alive.

Mourinho lambasted his players for over-elaborating in possession, calling them "masters of complication", after they produced a performance completely at odds with the stirring second-half showing in their 3-2 title-delaying victory against City last week.

"City were the best team, sooner or later they would get the points, so no dramas when the best team wins the league", he said.

It's been nearly inevitable for the whole of 2018 but Manchester City have today sealed the Premier League title without even kicking a ball on Sunday afternoon.

"We've won the league for you, Man City, Man City", West Brom's fans chanted after the final whistle.

Apart from stand-out displays at Arsenal and City Pogba has struggled to justify his mega-price tag this season and was stunned when Mourinho chose 21-year-old Acadamy product Scott McTominay ahead of him in some games. I'm sorry, it's much more important what these guys have done this season. "Everything was complicated. Players they didn't want to or couldn't play simple", Mourinho told SkyTV afterwards.

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This is Mourinho's second season at Old Trafford and he insisted that his impressive managerial record - at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid - shouldn't be forgotten.

"They were the right ones and the ones we believed in, I'm sure there are differences to how we play today compared to Bayern (Munich) and Barcelona, we survive and live by the strength of the team".

He is the first Spanish manager to win the Premier League title - a prize he says is the hardest to claim in Europe.

United had beaten City in a stunning comeback during the derby, denying them the title, but denied that win was the most important win of the season.

Juan Mata echoed comments from Mourinho, accepting United were far below the required standard in defeat to West Brom. I think with my experience you don't win titles with inconsistency. We deserve to be punished.

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). "It is one of the things that we have to improve".

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