Man City confirmed as champions after Baggies shock United

Man City confirmed as champions after Baggies shock United

The win also confirmed Manchester City as the Premier League winners.

Manchester United handed the Premier League title to Manchester City on Sunday after a woeful performance in a surprise 1-0 defeat at home by bottom club West Bromwich Albion.

The hosts threw everything at West Brom in the closing stages, but were unable to find a breakthrough that would have delayed City's title confirmation until at least Wednesday when United take on Bournemouth.

And Mourinho said the past seven days have highlighted what needs to change if they are to win the league next season. I'm not on the moon because I won against Manchester City, a match that is only three points.

Following a promising start to the season, United looked as though they were going to challenge for top spot.

West Brom: Ben Foster 7, Allan Nyom 6, Craig Dawson 6, Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi 6, Kieran Gibbs 6, Matt Phillips 6, Jake Livermore 6, Chris Brunt 6, James McClean 6, Salomon Rondon 6, Jay Rodriguez 7.

Alexis Sanchez wasn't the worst player in a red shirt and tried to spark his side into life.

The 25-year-old, who joined the Foxes in a £17million move from Hull City last summer, has established himself in the England side and is set to travel to Russian Federation in the summer.

However, United manager Jose Mourinho doesn't aim to splurge on signings in the summer to bridge that gap.

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"I know them", he said.

"The last Premier League was not 20 years ago, it was three years ago".

Mourinho said: "We were masters in complicated football, everything was complicated".

"Everything was complicated, we couldn't play fast or think fast, everything was complicated, one more touch to control, one more turn, one more flick, one more trick and we always gave them the opportunity to be solid". By the hour mark, Mourinho had brought on attacking players Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial for central midfielders Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba but things didn't really improve.

Champions City are better than United and deserved December's 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

The form has been good in 2018 and the team already have more points than in any season post 2013, but we all know that's not how United will be judged.

City have blown everyone away this season, but it was still amusing to see United win last week and prevent them winning the title in their own stadium.

United were expected to roll over Darren Moore's men, but they didn't come to the party.