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Manchester City Win 2017/18 Premier League Title, With 5 Games Remaining

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| April 16 , 2018 , 12:34 IST

Manchester City won their fifth Premier League title on Sunday as West Bromwich Albion (WBA) beat their nearest rivals Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Manchester City, who had bounced back after a week of dismal performances trounced Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on Saturday. With only five matches left to be played in the season, Pep Guardiola’s team would be champions elect if Manchester United lost their game against WBA on Sunday.

"I knew that sooner or later they would be (champions) and if I was in their position I would be very upset if someone said they won the title because Manchester United lost against West Brom.

"They won because they were the best team, they lost only a few points. Probably because I won eight championships, I was not on the moon with the victory against them.

"That doesn't make me feel super happy and in my opinion affected for sure some of the people that was too happy." Said Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to the media after the match.

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Pep Guardiola masterminded a successful regime at Barcelona where he won 14 trophies in Spain. After completing a year-long sabbatical, he returned to action by managing Bayern Munich where he won the Bundesliga League Title three times.

Looking for a challenge elsewhere, Guardiola came to England and took over the reigns of Manchester City who has been on a rise for a while and imposed his methodology.

Even though his players took some time to adapt to his playing style the first season in 2016/17, this season there hasn’t been a team who has been more consistent than Manchester City. Having lost just two games all season, it’s a remarkable achievement to win the title in April itself with five games remaining.

City captain Vincent Kompany, however, wants his team to now defend the title and win it again next year.

"You can't take (winning the league) for granted, I've won three now but there's so many we've missed," he said.

"My team-mates will roll their eyes as I want to see the reaction from us next season as I've never been able to retain a title."