Man City confirmed as champions as rivals United lose

Alexis Sanchez arrives at Manchester United's Carrington training ground on Friday morning

City boss Pep Guardiola had planned a day of golf with his son Marius on Sunday, so the Spaniard might have learned of his first Premier League while on the course.

Second-place United dragged the title race out for at least another week by winning 3-2 at City last weekend, only to gift the trophy to City by losing to a team that is destined for relegation and had just one league win since August.

City now sit 16 points clear in top spot with five games to play and could yet to break various Premier League records by the end of the season, with the 100-point mark within their sights.

It's the third Premier League success for the club following the titles won in 2012 under Roberto Mancini and 2014 under Manuel Pellegrini with captain Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure involved in all of them.

The Reds reacted quickly as they came close to opening the scoreline in the 19th minute as Juan Mata released Romelu Lukaku in the box, however, the Belgian's shot was saved by Ben Foster.

No action will be taken against Jay Rodriguez after the Football Association announced Friday that an allegation of racism against the West Bromwich Albion striker was "not proven".

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By completing the job after 33 games, City have emulated the achievement of United, who secured the crown with the same number of matches to spare in 2001. The most United can now reach is 86.

West Brom were rock bottom of the Premier League, 12 points off safety with five games to go before the match against Manchester United.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained why he left central defender Eric Bailly out of his line-up to face West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.

There were a few United half-chances before half-time, while a Dawson header back across goal from a corner was begging to be turned in by West Brom.

In the 2013/14 season, after Mourinho's Chelsea side started Liverpool's fall from the title the Blues drew 0-0 at home to Norwich City (who were relegated following the draw), ending their own title ambitions.

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