Successfully holding up Manchester City’s title celebration last weekend, Manchester United pretty much handed it over to their arch rival on Sunday as Jose Mourinho’s men suffered a home defeat against West Bromwich Albion.
Although knowing that their hope of stealing City’s title is all bout over, but United were determined to slow it down for their neighbor at least another week.
However, the Red Devils didn’t look to be that fired up as they were struggling to create opportunities against their opponent, notably during the first 45 minutes which ended goalless.
After the break, both teams tried to increase their attacking intensity, but it was West Brom that managed to get the breakthrough when Jay Rodriguez scored on 73 minutes.
Going a goal down forced United to push forward even more, but their attempts were fruitless as no more goals were scored on that tie.
That result practically means that mathematically Mourinho’s men won’t be able to catch City again, so Pep Guardiola’s side can celebrate their title on that day.
Meanwhile, in another match, Arsenal suffered a set back from their recent positive run as Arsene Wenger’s boys were beaten 2-1 by Newcastle United.
Gunners actually started off the tie brightly as they got themselves in front after just 14 minutes through Alexandre Lacazette, but Newcastle bounce back with goals from Ayoze Perez on 29 minutes and Matt Ritchie who scored on 68 minutes.