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Manchester City Confirmed As Champions As Rivals United Lose

Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League Champions on as second-placed Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by bottom club West Bromwich Albion.

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.

City Manager Pep Guardiola might have missed the moment that his first English title was sealed, however, after admitting he had a round of Golf booked with his son.

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

City, who rebounded from the United loss and a European exit at the hands of Liverpool by beating Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, have 87 points with five games left.