March 27, 2019

Manchester City Win 2017/18 Premier League Title, With 5 Games Remaining

17 April 2018, 11:40 | Anna Jefferson

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Manchester United have no fresh injury concerns heading into Sunday's Premier League match against embattled West Brom.

Manchester City, who had bounced back after a week of dismal performances trounced Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on Saturday.

By completing the job after 33 games, City have emulated the achievement of United, who secured the crown with the same number of matches to spare in 2001.

After spending time on the bench in March, Pogba scored twice in the second half to help United rally to a 3-2 win and deny City the title for the time being. Sterling added two more late on as City again underlined their dominance of the Premier League.

City's captain Vincent Kompany told Sky Sports: "You can't describe the feeling".

"But you've got to say certain players in the squad are not quite good enough and that's the manager and his staff's decision to replace them by bringing in better ones". It is City's fifth top-flight title in their history. If Jose Mourinho-coached Man United can win all of their remaining matches, they can reach maximum 86 points in total.

United have Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard playing in this role and Dybala is a massive upgrade on both names, at least on current form.

Paul Pogba scored twice and Chris Smalling bagged the victor as Jose Mourinho's side produced a stunning turnaround from 2-0 down at the interval to win 3-2 and put City's Premier League title party on ice.

And Mourinho said the past seven days have highlighted what needs to change if they are to win the league next season.

"I don't know if I was the first or second or third but I congratulated them face to face when I had the chance", Mourinho said.

"There was a period of adaptation for him coming into the league and for us taking in his methods".

A tight game then, this, with Roy Keane, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs never fully going at a City team capable of punishing space in an instant.

Pep Guardiola spent the day golfing. It won't be easy in the semi-final against Tottenham, but it's a big goal now for the players.

"I am so glad to be here and be part of this club".

"This club is absolutely wonderful in all terms".

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