A week later than they would have preferred, Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday as second-placed Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by bottom club West Bromwich Albion. The internet never stopped since then.

Premier League Champions 17/18

Guardiola and his team had hoped, of course, to win a third championship in seven years in rather more satisfying circumstances: Had Guardiola and City beaten Manchester United at Etihad Stadium the previous weekend, they would have claimed the title on home soil, against their fiercest rival. But, the title is the title.

United had to at least draw to keep the title race mathematically alive but they were stunned at Old Trafford when Jay Rodriguez headed home after the break.

City, who rebounded from the United loss and a European exit at the hands of Liverpool by beating Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, have 87 points with five games left. United have 71 also with five to play. Enough to claim the title.

It is Abu Dhabi-owned City’s third title in seven seasons and their first since former boss Manuel Pellegrini achieved the feat in 2013-14.

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