Players, Fans, React To Manchester City's Title Win And United's Loss

Paul Pogba scored twice to inspire an unlikely United fightback from two goals down

Paul Pogba scored twice to inspire an unlikely United fightback from two goals down

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 15- Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions without kicking a ball on Sunday as rock bottom West Brom stunned Manchester United with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho admits Paul Pogba needs to show much more consistency in his performances and has challenged the midfielder to maintain the form that saw him nearly single-handedly dismantle Manchester City last week.

City manager Pep Guardiola might have missed one of the proudest moments of his career, however, after admitting on Saturday that he had a round of golf booked with his son and was not planning to watch United's game.

More importantly, though, it means Pep Guardiola's City team can not now be caught at the top of the table, thus handing the Catalan coach his first Premier League crown in just his second year in English football.

This new age of football at Manchester City has made them a true contender in the Premier League since 2011.

City finally took the Silverware, clinching their fifth league title in their history, their third Premier League title. Manchester City (28 wins) are now just three wins away from this with five games to play.

Yet all that brilliance came after an opening 45 minutes that had been more typical of his club form this season; out of sorts, misplacing passes and lacking in verve. Everything was complicated. Players didn't want to or didn't play simple.

Pogba, 25, has had a stop-start season at Old Trafford which was marred by a reported fallout with Mourinho, but any ill feeling appears to be behind the pair. You could see the difference in the attitude to players compared to last week.

I wouldn't be happy if someone says that I won the title because somebody loses a match.

Spurs showed flashes, and they might be the closest challengers next season, but they could not sustain it, while United's Jekyll-and-Hyde season was summed up by their defeat against West Brom.

"I trust in my work", he said. Here are some of the most impressive stats from their title win.

"I think we were deservedly punished because we were masters in complication".

Manchester City need just 13 points from their last five games to reach the 100-point mark in the Premier League; something that has never been achieved in the English top-flight (based on three points for a win). If you were a fan you would have been expecting far more.

"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".

Only time will tell how good this City team is, and whether they are the best we have ever seen in the Premier League, but one thing that can not be denied is that they are the best we have right now - and by some distance.

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