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Manchester United 0-1 West Brom: Jay Rodriguez seals Manchester City’s title triumph
West Brom secured the Premier League title for Manchester City and boosted their faint survival hopes with an unlikely 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Jay Rodriguez headed the title-winning goal from close range on 73 minutes as a lethargic United failed to prolong their rivals’ wait to be crowned champions, a week on from doing so in dramatic fashion in the Manchester derby.
West Brom remain nine points from safety at the foot of the table but a timely first win in 11 leaves them with the slimmest of chances of avoiding relegation with four games to play.
Jose Mourinho: “We were deservedly punished. Everything was complicated, they couldn’t play simple, everything was one more touch, one more flick, one more turn, the ball lost. No fluidity in our football. I don’t think we deserved to lose, but we gave them the opportunity to win the match.”
Darren Moore: “It was important to come here and give a positive performance. The players and the staff put a real shift in and there is real belief at the club.”
Man of the Match – Jay Rodriguez
Rodriguez drew a line under a testing period off the pitch with the winner at Old Trafford. The striker’s charge of racially abusing Gaetan Bong was found not proven earlier this week and he visibly played with a new-found freedom. “It’s been horrendous for myself, my family,” he told Sky Sports. “I’m a great believer in the truth always comes out. For me it was a massive weight off my shoulders.”