Mata turns focus to FA Cup after miserable West Brom defeat
Apr 16 2018 by Marjorie Miles
Had they won it last week against United, that would have defined Guardiola's first title, but City have been so much more than that this season, which is why the long-term uplift of sealing it as they have will do them no harm.
And then came the sucker punch - a 72nd-minute corner was inexplicably headed back across goal by Nemanja Matic, and there was the unmarked Rodriguez to head home.
He explained: "I won eight titles and I'm not in the moon because I won against Manchester City, a match that is just three points".
"I have lots of experience because I won eight titles and I was not over the moon. but I saw lots of people who were on the moon".
Paul Pogba, the two goal hero last week, was substituted in the 58th minute after a poor display in which he also picked up a yellow card. It's a penalty and nothing else but I think we deserved to be punished.
This season the 18-consecutive victories between August and December set a new Premier League record and the has spent a total of 240 days at the summit of the league since the start of the season.
West Brom hadn't won in the Premier League since January, losing nine of their last 10 league games to slip to the brink of relegation.
On Saturday, Metropolis had convincingly overwhelmed Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 and supervisor Pep Guardiola stated he was going to play golf together with his son relatively than watch United play West Brom.
"We were masters in complication, everything was complicated", said Mourinho.
City defender Benjamin Mendy, who missed most of the season due to injury, turned social media blue as he tweeted: "We are f*****g champions congratulations boys!"
"Not the defeat, I think it's too heavy, but not to win this match".
"I trust in my work, that is for sure", added Mourinho. City's other two Premier League triumphs, in 2012 and '14, were sealed on the final day. Yet, in order to do that, they would have to repeat performances like that one for the best part of the 38 matches.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany via Twitter: "Champions!"
The result put City a remarkable 17 points atop of the Premier League table to be confirmed "untouchable" and 2017/18 Premier League champions.
Guardiola is the first Spaniard to win the English title.