April 26, 2018

Manchester City win the title: How pundits, managers, players reacted

17 April 2018, 03:50 | Sandy Nunez

Daniel Sturridge could face United as West Brom vow to 'keep fighting'

West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Pardew during his team’s match against Burnley on 31 March. This was his last Premier League match as coach

Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday as Manchester United crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion. Pep Guardiola's side defeated Spurs on Saturday to put the pressure all on Jose Mourinho and his team.

Their squad is crammed full of wonderfully potent performers such as Juan Mata, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, yet the Premier League table, which shows them 16 points behind City, does not lie.

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 flawless style against their arch-rivals, it was relegation-bound West Brom who served it up on a plate.

West Brom remain nine points adrift of safety with just four games remaining and seem unlikely to stave off relegation, but caretaker boss Darren Moore was pleased with their efforts.

The 47-year-old also took the German title three times with Bayern Munich, but he believes the unique strength in depth and physical demands of the Premier League makes this triumph among his very best.

"So happy to be able to share another trophy with our wonderful fans!" tweeted City's captain Vincent Kompany. Yet, in order to do that, they would have to repeat performances like that one for the best part of the 38 matches.

"Eight titles are eight titles and three Premier Leagues are three Premier Leagues".

Any more strikes on Syria would make global ties chaotic, Putin says
Putin said such actions will inevitably lead to "chaos" in global relations, according to a readout released by the Kremlin. Glass notes that Syria was Russia's only Arab ally when the bloody Syrian civil war began seven years ago.

The match had looked on course to end in a stalmate, with top-drawer saves from David De Gea and Ben Foster the highlights before Rodriguez's goal from a corner handed a third Premier League crown to City.

"We must keep the focus, 100 percent".

"I'm proud for players and staff and way they have acquitted themselves today".

"I trust in my work".

I don't think we deserved to lose, but we gave the opportunity to win the match. I have seen many teams win it as champions for the whole season, and it's the first case for us.

Daniel Sturridge, Nacer Chadli and Sam Field could all be back in contention for West Brom. They have dropped a league-high 26 points from winning positions this season. And for £3 million, it would surely be hard for any team in the top flight to argue that he would not be a smart signing in an era that sees some fringe players move for 10 times that amount.

Other News

Trending Now

Blue Jays-Royals cancelled by roof damage from falling ice
Well, that tweet didn't age well, and it was actually deleted shortly after their roof was pierced by ice from the CN Tower. It is adjacent to the CN Tower, an 1,815-feet-high structure that is among Canada's most recognizable landmarks.

Stabbing on BU's Campus, Suspect At Large
However, the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton reported that it occurred in Windham Hall, a residential building. Haley Anderson, 22, was killed at an Oak Street residence in Binghamton in March.

Analysts See $0.59 EPS for Bank of America Corporation (BAC)
Arrowgrass Capital (Us) Limited Partnership reported 0.23% of its capital in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). The Texas-based Covenant Multifamily Offices Lc has invested 0.01% in Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC ).

Inflation dips to 2.47 per cent in March
Inflation in "fuel and power" basket however rose to 4.70 percent in March from 3.81 percent in the previous month. However, he said that core inflation dropped to 3.5 per cent in March 2018 from 3.9 per cent in February 2018.

Chinese social media giant backtracks from gay content ban
After being inundated with complaints, Sina Weibo said on Monday that its ban will no longer include gay content. And soon, the largest social networking website in the country will ban all gay-related content.

France has not declared war on Syria regime, says Macron
Prime Minister Theresa May face fury from both their left and right for supporting Trump's air strikes. There had been no changes to his planned trip to Russian Federation next month, he said.

John Oliver's HBO Show Bought Russell Crowe's 'Cinderella Man' Jockstrap for $7000
He also plans to send shorts and robe from the '05 boxing film, a hood from Robin Hood , and a vest from Les Miserables . See what else Oliver bought in the clip above.

OnePlus 6: Specifications, features and everything else we know so far
There will be a OnePlus 6 variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, which is the highest one the company has ever offered. Further, the new promotional poster has appeared online revealing new Coral Blue colour option for the OnePlus 6 .

Police, protesters clash in Armenia as leader stays in power
The new system sees the president's powers weakened and the prime minister taking a dominant role. Some protesters chanted "Armenia without Serzh" and "Serzh is a liar".

Eagles release cornerback Worley after Sunday morning arrest
The Eagles announced the release of Worley hours after news broke of his arrest, which occurred at 6 a.m. The charge includes "intentionally and knowingly causing bodily injury to a person 65 years or older".