Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Manchester United vs West Bromwich Albion

Jonny Evans of West Bromwich Albion and teammate Ahmed El Sayed Hegazi look dejected afterthe Premier League match between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion at Bet365 Stadium on December Manchester United arrive for training as Jose Mourinho's team put in final preparations for West Brom clash
Lucia Summers | 17 April, 2018, 03:50

West Brom caretaker coach Darren Moore praised his staff and players after they produced one of the upsets of the Premier League season, beating Man Utd 2-1 at Old Trafford.

Manchester United fans have been revelling in their derby delight this week following last Saturday's monumental turnaround at the Etihad Stadium to beat neighbours City 3-2 and avoid watching the home side wrap up the title with six games to spare. The Blues secured the title after Manchester United fell to a 1-0 defeat against West Brom.

Certainly, in a more advanced role, Pogba was devastating against City and Mourinho clearly believes his £89 million ($126 million) star is capable of repeating that form in the future.

More importantly, though, it means Pep Guardiola's City team can not now be caught at the top of the table, thus handing the Catalan coach his first Premier League crown in just his second year in English football.

Rafa Benitez's team passed the 40-point mark widely viewed as a guarantee against relegation and is 13 points clear of third-to-last Southampton with five games remaining.

Bayern Munich are looking to appoint their former midfielder Niko Kovac as manager, replacing Jupp Heynckes in the summer, the Daily Mirror reports.

Inflation dips to 2.47 per cent in March
It revised downwards forecast for retail inflation to 4.7-5.1 per cent for April-September and 4.4 per cent for October-March. Similarly, the protein-based food items such as eggs, meat and fish became cheaper by (-) 0.82 per cent during the month.

City captain Vincent Kompany said: "It's the same feeling as the first time and you can't describe it".

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

Thierry Henry: "I am not surprised with what Pep has done in this league and past year, I was one of the people saying stop having a go at the man because that's how he plays. And the past two, three weeks I'm really happy with him".

"But the Premier League is one of the nicest and most important". I think with my experience you don't win titles with inconsistency.

Prior to the match, Manchester United knew they only needed not to lose to Baggies to prolong Manchester City's chase for the title. They have been the best team during the season and the distance of points at the end of the season will be the outcome of that superiority that they showed.

United have scored a full 30 goals fewer than City this season and Mourinho has not managed to get his side to click, despite being able to bring on further talent such as Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.

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