More importantly, though, it means Pep Guardiola's City team can not now be caught at the top of the table, thus handing the Catalan coach his first Premier League crown in just his second year in English football.
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"I trust in my work, that is for sure, I have no reason not to trust". I know how to win.
We were masters in complication.
Guardiola might not have seen Jay Rodriguez's 73rd-minute winning goal at Old Trafford because he was due to be playing golf with his son instead of watching the match.
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Unlike the Rockets , they had to wait until the last day of regular season to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004. Then Khris Middleton forced overtime with an absurd 3-pointer at the buzzer that barely got off his fingertips in time.
Guardiola said he is proud to Manchester City manager and believes his players have been "awesome" this season en route to winning the title with five games to spare.
West Brom, to their credit, also kept probing forward but they lacked the class required to really open United up at the back.
They eventually got the job done this weekend, though, as a scintillating 3-1 win at Tottenham on Saturday put the champagne on ice and the corks were popped less than 24 hours later when Manchester United surprisingly lost at home to West Brom on Sunday. I wish them all the success in the Champions League because it would be fantastic for an English club to go and win.
"Consistency at every level, not just the performance level, but the mental, the day by day, everything must be consistent until the last day".
"During the week I was trying to fight that result by working hard, trying to make the players understand that it is not enough to deserve to finish second", the Portuguese told a news conference ahead of Sunday's league game against West Bromwich Albion.
"We didn't play simple, everything was slow, one more flick, trick, turn". Six years later, the finale was much more underwhelming, with Rodriguez nodding in from a corner to silence the majority of Old Trafford and set up one of the most surprising wins of the season.