Friday, 20 April, 2018

Manchester City crowned Premier League champions after shock United defeat

Lukaku scored Premier League goals during West Brom loan spell Lukaku scored Premier League goals during West Brom loan spell
Delores Daniels | 16 April, 2018, 02:13

They have won the title with five games to spare after West Brom's remarkable victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Just two additional players have captained longer premierleague title winners - Chelsea'therefore John Terry (five titles) along with Manchester United's previous priest Roy Keane (four). "It's good for the Premier League as well".

Give it up for Manchester City, the 2017/18 Premier League champions.

City missed the chance to claim the title last weekend when they let a two-goal lead slip at home to United, Paul Pogba scoring twice in a stunning comeback win for Jose Mourinho's men.

"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated", Mourinho told Sky Sports.

Photo Pep Guardiola has guided Manchester City to its third title in seven seasons.

United was too narrow and predictable, with wide players Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata constantly cutting inside and leaving the midfield congested.

The win also made West Brom just the second side to start the day bottom of the table to win a Premier League game at Old Trafford - Blackburn Rovers won 3-2 in December 2011.

Jay Rodriguez proved to be the most unlikely of title-deciders when he stooped low to head the Baggies in front on 73 minutes.

"Everything was slow, one more flick, trick, turn".

Mourinho said that kind of football meant United couldn't build a rhythm and make the game hard for West Brom.

City boss, Pep Guardiola had doused high expectations over the fixture's outcome when he said he would rather be playing golf than bother about the game.

West Brom finished with their backs to the wall but had chances of their own, and Jake Livermore had earlier tested David De Gea with arguably the best opportunity before the break.

"I think we share one thing maybe, the hunger and desire to never be satisfied", said Kompany.

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

"We deserve to be punished, but the defeat was too heavy".

The Baggies official Twitter account tweeted a graphic on the full time whistle showing the score accompanied by a photograph of Jay Rodriguez celebrating his goal.

Mourinho acknowledged that "City were the best team" in the Premier League, telling the BBC: "Sooner or later they would get the points, so no dramas when the best team wins the league".

And though Foster won't be at the World Cup in June, he could yet be in the Premier League with a new club next season.

Recommended

  • Conte Hails Chelsea "Spirit", "Passion" Vs Southampton; Praises Giroud

    Chelsea found themselves trailing 2-0 to struggling Saints in the 60th minute, as Dusan Tadic and debutant Jan Bednarek got the goals for the home side.
    New Star Wars Battlefront 2 mode will let you play as Ewoks

    New Star Wars Battlefront 2 mode will let you play as Ewoks

    As the Ewoks kill the stormtroopers, they multiply until the Empire's armies have been wiped out. These are among the 50 new personalization items that will be available with the new update.
    Michigan Man Wins Million Mega Jackpot

    Michigan Man Wins Million Mega Jackpot

    Wahl and his family opted to take the payment in a lump sum of $324 million, or about $175 million after taxes. The winning ticket was sold at the Lukoil South gas station on Route 23 in Riverdale on March 30.
  • USA  at UN Makes Case for Military Action Against Syria

    USA at UN Makes Case for Military Action Against Syria

    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was holding meetings on Syria and expected to make decisions "fairly soon". The Downing Street statement did not mention parliament, and a spokeswoman did not comment on those reports.
    Milos Forman, 'Amadeus' and 'Cuckoo's Nest' Director, Dies at 86

    Milos Forman, 'Amadeus' and 'Cuckoo's Nest' Director, Dies at 86

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975 ), adapted from Ken Kesey's 1962 novel, dealt with life inside an OR mental institution. At the time, Forman was in Paris, in negotiations for Taking Off , a US production about the youth protest movement.
    SUV that fell into river belonged to missing family, officials determine

    SUV that fell into river belonged to missing family, officials determine

    The driver was pulling into a pullout during heavy rains when the SUV went over the edge, according to Sheriff's officials. Toxicology results on a third child whose body was recovered from the crash area are still pending.
  • Niko Kovac named Bayern coach from 2018-19 season

    Niko Kovac named Bayern coach from 2018-19 season

    Head coach Niko Kovac of Frankfurt gestures during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. DW profiles the Berlin-born Croat to see what Bayern can expect from their new coach.
    Drinking alcohol linked to lower life expectancy (Laura Lean/PA)

    Drinking alcohol linked to lower life expectancy (Laura Lean/PA)

    Excess alcohol consumptions can lead to a high risk of a range of life-threatening illnesses, including stroke and heart failure . But perhaps the biggest gut punch is their math on the consequences you can face for drinking more than that.

    Assad says strikes make Syria even more determined to 'fight terrorism'

    Syrian news outlet Al-Masdar News reported cruise missiles struck rural Damascus and caused explosions at Dumayr Airbase. Mattis said the joint strikes against Syria were a "one-time shot" unless Assad continues to use chemical weapons.
  • BeyoncĂ© to reunite with Destiny's Child at Coachella

    Beyoncé to reunite with Destiny's Child at Coachella

    After a long year of patiently waiting, it happened: The Beyhive was finally able to see their queen perform at Coachella.
    Two party leaders in J&K rallies were misled: BJP

    Two party leaders in J&K rallies were misled: BJP

    He said the Congress Jammu and Kashmir unit was consistently raising its voice against the perpetrators and seeking justice for the victim.
    Why is Winnie's role against apartheid remembered only in her death?

    Why is Winnie's role against apartheid remembered only in her death?

    According to Malema, in the 1980s the UDF called a press conference to distance itself from Madikizela-Mandela. In 1977, she was banished to a remote town to separate her from the heart of the movement she led in Soweto.

WH on Scooter Libby Pardon: 'The Right Thing to Do' WH on Scooter Libby Pardon: 'The Right Thing to Do' As Trump & rsquo; s new national security advisor the Libby pardon collaborated with the birth at the White House of John Bolton. Fitzgerald asked the court to release her from jail in September 2005, she was summoned to testify before the grand jury.

Weathercast: Severe storms on Wilson's radar for Sunday Weathercast: Severe storms on Wilson's radar for Sunday The Storm Prediction Center has parts of SWGA under a slight risk for severe weather (2 out of 5). For that region around Winner, Mission, and Murdo, highs will only get into the low to mid 30s.

Rockers Bon Jovi to head 2018 Rock Hall class Rockers Bon Jovi to head 2018 Rock Hall class Band members thanked fans as they accepted their award after a speech from Ann Wilson , who praised their "natural intelligence". The ceremony will air as an edited special on HBO May 5, but you can also see their backstage press room chat below.

Another winter storm set to slam this area Another winter storm set to slam this area Gusty northerly winds are expected through the day as well, which may create areas of blowing and drifting snow. Eventually it will turn cold enough late Sunday for rain showers to change to snow showers in southern MI .

Sunny and warm through Friday, watching weekend storms Sunny and warm through Friday, watching weekend storms The strong winds will also keep temperatures well above average, reaching the upper 70s again on Thursday afternoon. Precipitation will start mainly as rain after midnight in Central Wisconsin, then begin to track north .

Blizzard warning area expands to take in Sioux City Blizzard warning area expands to take in Sioux City Denver will sit on the western edge of potential blizzard conditions developing on the adjacent plains by Friday afternoon. Area school, including RE-1 Valley and Merino, called off school for today yesterday based on anticipated conditions.

40000 bid Winnie Mandela final goodbye 40000 bid Winnie Mandela final goodbye Condolences have poured in from around the world in remembrance of one of the 20th century's most prominent political activists. In his fiery attack on those Malema said betrayed Madikizela-Mandela, EWN has put together five key points from his speech.

Trump backs # 039 marijuana &;# 039 & Says Legal Rights; Invoice, senator States Trump backs # 039 marijuana &;# 039 & Says Legal Rights; Invoice, senator States Trump says he will back congressional efforts to protect states' rights to legal marijuana. Replacements of any of those officials would require new nominations.

Black flags protest continues, 'Modi go back' chants echo in Tamil Nadu Black flags protest continues, 'Modi go back' chants echo in Tamil Nadu Amit Shah will observe a hunger strike in Hubli in poll-bound Karnataka, while party MPs will fast in their constituencies. On Tuesday, some of the protestors were arrested after they tried to stop an IPL match held at Chennai's Chepauk Stadium.

Pep Guardiola Blames Two Premier League Clubs For No VAR Next Season Pep Guardiola Blames Two Premier League Clubs For No VAR Next Season Manchester City could still miss out on winning the Premier League title this season, says manager Pep Guardiola . Now we have in front of us the most important title in the season by far. "We have to do it tomorrow".

Senator Cory Booker Grilled Mike Pompeo on His Anti-LGBTQ Views Senator Cory Booker Grilled Mike Pompeo on His Anti-LGBTQ Views But he ducked and dodged when asked whether he supports President Donald Trump's pounding criticism of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

England reach first ever Commonwealth Games netball final with last-second win England reach first ever Commonwealth Games netball final with last-second win Mary is a five-time World Champion, an Olympic bronze medalist and has also won the Asian Championship five times. We give it to them too easily and that's been happening the whole tournament.

SBA's Bumbry named coach of the year SBA's Bumbry named coach of the year He likes how this team looks. "This league, there's always good competition, no matter what division you play in", she said. If you look around at the landscape of wrestling , it's very hard to win a state title if you're not a 3A school.

Backpage CEO pleads guilty to conspiracy, money laundering charges Backpage CEO pleads guilty to conspiracy, money laundering charges In exchange for his cooperation, Ferrer will serve a maximum of five years in each case, to be served concurrently. The Dutch-owned company is incorporated in DE , but its principal place of business is in Dallas.

Environment Canada: "Potentially historic" ice storm to hit region Environment Canada: The companies say that their first priorities are to respond to known incidents of downed power lines to make the situations safe. A slow-moving storm system, now in southeastern Nebraska, is expected to bring a variety of wintry weather to MI through Monday.