Manchester United suffered a humiliating 1-0 defeat to rock-bottom West Brom at Old Trafford to confirm Manchester City’s coronation as Premier League champions.
Jose Mourinho’s side had prevented their neighbours winning the title with a stirring comeback last weekend, but an unlikely defeat to the Baggies secured a third Premier League title for their cross-city rivals.
United were second-best all afternoon and Darren Moore’s men earned their reward for a spirited display thanks to Jay Rodriguez’s close-range header 17 minutes from time.
Romelu Lukaku was twice denied by smart saves from Ben Foster, while Jesse Lingard also came close after his introduction from the bench at half-time.
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.
Victory for West Brom moves them up to 24 points, but they remain nine away from safety with just four games remaining.
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