Man City emerge EPL champions as United lose to West Brom

Man City emerge EPL champions as United lose to West Brom

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his players were "masters in complication" after their defeat by bottom side West Brom at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho's side had kept the title race just about alive with a dramatic 3-2 derby win in their previous game, but a dismal performance against the league's bottom club means they can not now finish higher than second place. Even if United had won, they would have been 13 points behind with five games to play and a City win at home to Swansea would have sealed the title.

Going into the game off the back of a thrilling comeback against City, United were expected to further halt their noisy neighbours' title charge with a win against Championship-bound West Brom.

United had to at least draw to keep the title race mathematically alive but were stunned at Old Trafford when Jay Rodriguez headed home after the break.

Wednesday's league match at Bournemouth has a more Category B look about it but United can not afford to go to London next weekend without some impetus after this shock loss.

Realistically it was always a matter of when and not if City would become English champions for a fifth time following a dominant season from the blue half of Manchester.

"We couldn't play fast, we couldn't think fast, everything was complicated, " he said.

"I saw lots of people on the moon because we won against City".

West Brom have been submerged in the relegation quicksands since December.

Mata sliced wide from just outside the penalty area before the ineffective Pogba was hauled off for Anthony Martial just before the hour in a desperate attempt to inject some spark into United's lifeless attack. "I have no reason not to - eight titles and three Premier Leagues and the last Premier League was not 20 years ago". It is even more important for the next games and we know we have to compete until the last week.

They won it in the last remaining seconds in 2012, and in the final match in 2014.

Instead of letting it sale over his head he raised his hand and tried to slap the ball into the net, earning himself a yellow card and chants of "Cheat" from the away end.

His first stop was via his face as a Romelu Lukaku stab struck him, the rebound fell to Alexis Sanchez and his effort was kept out by Foster's left leg.

"As soon as the game started, something was weird", the former Arsenal striker told Sky Sports. "The amount of goals, chances and points, to do that in the Premier League, with the contenders we have, is because the players are so good".

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