Manchester City win Premier League title as rivals United lose

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And after the champagne popping moment was confirmed as the rain came down over Old Trafford, Twitter exploded, with many finding a way to take a pop at Jose Mourinho's men.

United had to at least draw to keep the title race mathematically alive but were stunned at Old Trafford when Jay Rodriguez headed home after the break.

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.

"When the people say you win because you spend this money, I would say something: you are right.

Premier League Champions 17/18", City tweeted soon after the final whistle, when the fifth English top-flight title of its history was assured. But Mourinho's team produced a stunning comeback to win the game 3-2 and put their rival's celebrations on hold.

"City won the title because they won more points than everyone else, not tell City they won title because United did not win, it is not fair on them".

It was a tribute to Ferguson's team-building genius that, just two seasons after the departure of the talismanic Eric Cantona, United were once again at the summit - this time thanks to legendary "Class of '92" graduates Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers.

Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (L) celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London.

A serial victor as a manager with Barcelona and Barcelona, Guardiola ended his first year in England at City without silverware - his only failure to win a trophy since his managerial career started back in 2007.

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"I trust in my work, that is for sure - I have no reason not to trust", he said.

It has been an incredibly impressive second season for Pep Guardiola in the Premier League.

"For Swansea [City, after Tottenham], I do not know if he will be ready".

"It's more hard (to win in England)".

Aguero has not started for the Premier League leaders since a 1-0 win over Chelsea at the beginning of March.

"Everything must be consistent until the last day. Hopefully [he will be back] for the last games, if we need him, and especially for the World Cup".

The first half was a awful advert for the English top-flight. West Brom had the first chance in the 12th minute, Jake Livermore's low shot saved by a stretching De Gea.

Increasingly poor conditions and a general lack of thrust continued to inhibit both sides, but United did force Foster into wonderfully save on 66 minutes when he tipped a Lukaku effort around the post.

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