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Players, Fans, React To Manchester City’s Title Win And United’s Loss

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Jesse Lingard of Manchester United and Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on December 10, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

It’s been nailed on for months now that Manchester City were destined to become Premier League winners for the third time since 2012.

Their dominance of the league, with 28 wins and just two defeats bear that out, but the circumstances in which they have been handed the title were surprising. A loss to City in the Manchester derby last week would have seen United concede the league in the worst fashion possible, but the Red Devils rallied from two goals down to win 3-2.

With football being football, Jose Mourinho’s men instead lost to bottom of the table West Brom at Old Trafford to lose the one-sided league race, to a team who were without a win since January.

This unlikely scenario caused much amusement for some.

The poor performance of United was lambasted in some quarters, though Oliver Kay of The Times was keen to acknowledge how well the Baggies acquitted themselves during the game.

Of course, the City players themselves were ecstatic, including full back Kyle Walker, who joined from Spurs last summer.

Other players, analysts and broadcasters congratulated the champions, with varying degrees of joyย and despair.

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