Manchester United handed the Premier League crown to arch-rivals Manchester City after they succumbed to a shock 1-0 home defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion. The victory was only the Baggies’ fourth of the campaign, and the west Midlands side still have the slender opportunity of beating the drop.
Three things we learned:
Manchester United come up with another lacklustre performance: United supporters will have expected to cruise to a comfortable win over West Bromwich Albion after they secured a surprise 3-2 derby win over Manchester City in the previous week. However, their showing has relatively no positives with Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez struggling to replicate their recent performance. Both Pogba and Sanchez appeared to occupy a similar position on the left side of the pitch, and this appeared to hamper the former, who often requires space to thrive. Their teammates were equally disappointing with the three-man midfield combination from the start, lacking sufficient penetration with pace in the opposition ranks.
West Brom keep their survival hopes alive: The Baggies showed a defensive resolve during their first game under caretaker boss Darren Moore, where they played out a 1-1 draw versus Swansea City. At Old Trafford, the players were equally impressive with just one-third of the possession, and the late Jay Rodriguez goal has ensured that they are still mathematically in the running to save their Premier League status….