West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City have taken to Twitter this evening to have some fun at Manchester United’s expense, after the Baggies’ victory over Jose Mourinho’s men earlier today handed City the Premier League title.
The two sides went head to head at Old Trafford in a 4pm kick-off, with United having come into proceedings fresh off the back of their morale-boosting 3-2 comeback victory over Manchester City in the derby last weekend.
West Brom, meanwhile, had failed to pick up all 3 points in a Premier League outing since the middle of January, with the Baggies’ last match having seen them throw away a second-half lead to draw 1-1 with Swansea City.
The early exchanges of this evening’s clash saw hosts United control the vast majority of possession, but West Brom look surprisingly dangerous on the break through the likes of Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez.
The best chances of the opening 45 minutes fell to Jake Livermore and Romelu Lukaku, with David De Gea and Ben Foster both subsequently producing impressive stops to keep the scores level heading into the interval.
Coming up short
The second 45 started out in a similar vein, with United once again struggling to break down the stout backline of their opponents.
And the lack of cutting edge on the part of the Red Devils, in the end, proved extremely costly this evening, as Jay Rodriguez’s headed finish in the 73rd-minute sent Darren Moore’s bottom of the table Baggies home with all 3 points.
Aside from proving an embarrassing result for Jose Mourinho’s United, today’s loss was compounded by the fact that it handed fierce rivals Manchester City the Premier League title, with West Brom having since taken to Twitter to take some credit for the Citizens’ feat, at the expense of their opponents:
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) April 15, 2018
And City, who have unsurprisingly been hugely active across social media in posting numerous celebratory messages over the last couple of hours, took some time to thank the Baggies for their contribution, replying to West Brom’s Tweet with:
— Manchester City (@ManCityMAS) April 15, 2018