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Manchester City crowned PL winners

17 April 2018

A week later than they would have preferred Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday as second-placed Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by bottom club West Bromwich Albion.

West Brom's victory over United will most likely prove to be a mere consolation at the end of the season, with the Baggies still nine points adrift of safety at the foot of the table, with just four matches left to play.

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 ideal style against their arch-rivals, it was relegation-bound West Brom who served it up on a plate.

"Our Time. Our City".

"Come on City! Champions!"

Mourinho acknowledged that "City were the best team" in the Premier League, telling the BBC: "Sooner or later they would get the points, so no dramas when the best team wins the league".

Here's what pundits, managers and players have said after City won the league... Following the Cherries clash, United have a season-defining encounter against Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final, and the result could make or break their campaign.

"Champions! What a great feeling!"

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Calum Chambers somehow managed to stick the ball wide after Mustafi headed Granit Xhaka's pass across goal following a free-kick. Alex Iwobi nearly doubled Arsenal's lead moments later with a stinging strike that forced a good save from Martin Dubravka .

Captain Vincent Kompany, Kyle Walker, Fabian Delph, John Stones and Bernardo Silva were among those who sang City songs with fans at a pub near Hale station in Altrincham.

Will it be the player who has disappointed for much of the season, or the one who lived up to his £89 million price tag for once with a match-changing second-half display against Manchester City last weekend. They can surpass Chelsea's Premier League record of 30 (2016-17) by winning three of their remaining five fixtures.

"But the Premier League is one of the nicest and most important". Thoroughly deserved and won with a style of football that is truly joyous to watch.

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated", said Mourinho. It was a slow game and we didn't play well at all. There was no fluidity.

Mourinho was critical of his side after the defeat, per Sky Sports (h/t Jeorge Bird for MailOnline).

"If we focus all of our energy into the next match, I'm sure it'll look after itself". "The Premier League is so, so tough", Guardiola said. "Last not 20 years ago, it was three", he added. I believe in myself.

'The best way to achieving that is to aim for stability at training level, during the working week, and from what I have seen in the past two or three weeks I am really happy with him'. "The mental level, day by day".

Manchester City crowned PL winners