Manchester City crowned Premier League champions after Manchester United defeat

Veteran midfielder Michael Carrick arrives ahead of Manchester United's training session

United will face West Brom in the next league tie on April 10 following their 3-2 win over Manchester City.

However, the Red Devils handed the title to City in tame fashion eight days later after Jay Rodriguez clinched a rare victory for the rock-bottom Baggies with his 73rd-minute header.

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The Belgium global faces a reunion with West Brom at Old Trafford on Sunday, when United could push the Baggies closer to the drop.

While still nine points from safety, it was an fantastic end to a match that had started with Livermore showing composure that belied his role as a midfield enforcer as he cut away from Victor Lindelof to be denied by David De Gea. This result left his team one point clear of third-placed Liverpool, with a game in hand.

Manchester United signed Alexis Sanchez in a swap deal from Arsenal in the January transfer window.

Jose Mourinho hooked Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba for Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial before the hour mark and eventually United started to find a greater cutting edge.

Romelu Lukaku saw a header saved by Ben Foster in the second half but, other than that, United rarely threatened to score.

Man United players look on dejected after the final whistle.

Alongside a photo of Rodriguez celebrating and the scoreline, West Brom tweeted: "You're welcome, @ManCity".

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"It's the same feeling as the first time", the 32-year-old Belgium worldwide, who unlike his manager did watch the game, told Sky Sports.

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

"We didn't want or played simple, everything was slow, one more flick, trick, turn".

"I'm sure the atmosphere will be very positive, so we must take the opportunity to put on a good game and a win for our fans. We wanted to dribble and dribble, and everything was complicated".

"City won the title because they won more points than everyone else, not tell City they won title because United did not win, it is not fair on them".

For a long time it has been a matter of when and not if City would win the league.

City's 93 goals in the Premier League this season makes them by far and away the top scorers in England and whilst some have questioned their defence they have still conceded fewer than anyone else too.

"In the Premier League, I started at 19, so I knew that I will be one of those guys that's going to reach 100", he said.

City, who defeated Tottenham 3-1 on Saturday night, lift the Premier League trophy for a third time in the last seven seasons.

While they missed out narrowly on that particular record, here are some of the best Opta numbers from City's special Premier League season.

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