Manchester City 2017-18: Guardiola's men rack up records in title triumph

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Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday as Manchester United crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.

City's brand of breathless possession football took the Premier League by storm - a fine rebuke for critics who questioned Guardiola after a first trophyless season in England.

United had denied their "noisy neighbours" the title last week at the Etihad Stadium after coming from two goals down to win 2-3 in an intense match. They've got a chance to be the first Premier League team to crack 100 points and are well on their way to grabbing 100 goals in league.

There were wins for Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town in their bids to avoid relegation, while Burnley continued their charge to a Europa League place with victory over Leicester City. But when we do something positive, then also tell the truth. "I knew that sooner or later that would happen". 'We were deservedly punished, ' he said.

Now they have four, and it comes at the expense of United... at Old Trafford.

After starting the title party with his Mancunian wife and his United-supporting father-in-law, City captain Vincent Kompany joined team-mates to raise a glass to their success.

And while United's title dreams may have been over long before Sunday's game, yet again Mourinho has failed to build on the momentum of a big win against a rival.

You could see the attitudes of some players, masters of complication.

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Bournemouth have just one victory in their last eight league matches (1-4-3) but have been a tough out at Dean Court, taking points in eight of their last nine at home (4-4-1) in all competitions.

A Jay Rodriguez header in the 74th minute consigned United to an embarrassing defeat and in doing so, handed the Premier League title to Manchester City with five games remaining.

"We had a game plan to keep tight because we know how good they are and their players".

"Manchester City won the title because they have more points than anybody else".

If it weren't for Ben Foster in goal, West Brom would have gone into the game at Old Trafford already relegated.

Do you think Man Utd will close the gap to Man City next season?

"The mental level, the day by day, everything must be consistent until the last day so one of the things we have to improve is consistency".

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