Man City crowned 2017-18 Premier League champions

Man City crowned 2017-18 Premier League champions

The Citizens seem destined to win the Premier League to go along with their League Cup title, but they were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League earlier this week.

After resilient defence, West Brom delivered the blow on United in the 72nd minute of the game to silence the entire Old Trafford. "He missed two clear, clear chances against United".

City hold a 16-point lead over second-placed United, who have six games to play compared to City's five.

Taking a shot at critics who slammed City's recent blip, Guardiola said: "People said it was a big failure last week".

He added: "You can win the Champions League in seven games, the league is 10 months". I'm sorry, it's far more vital what these guys have completed all season.

"Hopefully we can celebrate with our fans against Swansea (next weekend) and be champions because they deserve it".

Manchester City put some recent disappointments behind them at Wembley Stadium here, rolling past Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 to edge closer to a third English Premier League title.

On Saturday: Premier League: Tottenham 1 (Eriksen 42) lost to Manchester City 3 (Jesus 22, Gundogan 25-pen, Sterling 72); Liverpool 3 (Mane 7, Salah 69, Firmino 90) bt Bournemouth 0.

UEFA, on its part, will not be fast-tracking VAR for Champions League or Europa League next season.

Crystal Palace had been set to drop into the bottom three on goal difference prior to Chelsea's comeback. "It was a wonderful goal from Rodriguez - thank you". Burnley is seventh, two points behind Arsenal, which plays on Sunday at Newcastle.

The Premier League announced that "advanced testing" of VAR will continue in 2018/19 season. Promotion was secured from the League Championship after Fulham drew with Brentford.

The buildup to the game was dominated by how City would cope without striker Aguero, who had fractured ribs in a auto crash in Amsterdam shortly before the game at Stamford Bridge.

And Guardiola joked concerning the route one soccer which noticed them open the scoring with a protracted ball from Vincent Kompany completed off by Gabriel Jesus, satirically praising his personal tactical plan.

Ilkay Gundogan slotted home a penalty three minutes later after Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris raced out of his goal and upended Raheem Sterling though television replays suggested his wild tackle was just outside the area.

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