Manchester City's title triumph - 5 defining matches this season

Manchester City's Aguero out of Tottenham clash

Manchester City's Aguero out of Tottenham clash

He and Mourinho are old rivals from their time in Spain when the United boss managed Real Madrid.

Manchester City are Premier League champions after Manchester United lost to West Bromwich Albion.

Guardiola and Mourinho have a long rivalry but the United manager said it was not fair to suggest the West Brom loss was the only reason for City's league title.

A week after City surrendered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to United and squander the chance to wrap up the title in ideal style against their arch-rivals, it was relegation-bound West Brom who served it up on a plate.

Instead of City likely clinching the title at home to Swansea next weekend, that game at Etihad Stadium will now be a party and a celebration of one of the Premier League's finest teams which could yet break a slew of records by the end of the season. "They lost only two matches [this season] because they were the best team", Mourinho said.

Manchester City's Premier League title triumph this season is the "most special" of David Silva's career as he had to contend with the premature birth of his son. He won three league titles with Barcelona and twice lifted the Champions League trophy during his Camp Nou reign.

They also hit four past Tottenham, six past Watford and seven past Stoke City in huge wins before Christmas, while also winning 2-1 away at rivals United in December as they also finished top of their Champions League group.

"We did it in the way we wanted to do", Guardiola said at Wembley on Saturday.

United's afternoon was symptomatic of their entire season.

Well they might be, critics argue, since Abu Dhabi-funded City have multi-millions more than anyone else. We have to win two and [against Spurs] we're going to start to do it the way we do it.

"I trust in my work".

It has been an incredibly impressive second season for Pep Guardiola in the Premier League. I know how to win.

United had just achieved what many deemed impossible, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and European Cup treble.

"Everything must be consistent until the last day".

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

Midway through the first half, Pogba shifted the ball between his feet around Rodriguez, popped it out to Alexis Sanchez, continued into the box but when the cross was overhit he reached out the Hand of Pog - and the ball dropped meekly to Foster.

Increasingly poor conditions and a general lack of thrust continued to inhibit both sides, but United did force Foster into wonderfully save on 66 minutes when he tipped a Lukaku effort around the post.

West Brom's caretaker manager Darren Moore told Sky Sports: It was important to come here and give a positive performance.